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A vendor selling her crafts
A vendor selling her crafts
in Program Models

For Small Business Saturday®, an Alabama library organized a craft fair to highlight local artisans.

Group of senior citizen women do chair yoga.
Group of senior citizen women do chair yoga.

When the Palos Verdes Library District embarked on a major initiative to serve older adults, they knew the first step: a needs assessment.

Five books in a row
Five books in a row
in News

Looking for ways to spice up your book club? Check out these ideas from our archives.

Man and woman stand to the side of a conference room talking.
Man and woman stand to the side of a conference room talking.

What exactly do we mean by community engagement? Library leaders involved in the Community-Centered Libraries initiative share their definitions...

Sign that reads "Check out a litter clean up kit with your library card." There is an image of a bucket with gloves to represent the kit.
Sign that reads "Check out a litter clean up kit with your library card." There is an image of a bucket with gloves to represent the kit.
in News

Everyone expects to be able to check out books and DVDs. But telescopes? Cake pans? Litter clean-up kits?

Book standing up open with the pages folded to form a triangle fan with black paper cut and pasted to the open pages to look like two people walking by a street lamp.
Book standing up open with the pages folded to form a triangle fan with black paper cut and pasted to the open pages to look like two people walking by a street lamp.
Blog by Annie Ruefle

Got old, outdated or damaged books? Before you toss them into the recycling bin, consider turning them into book art.

18 inch doll stands in a green a pink dress with pig tails in her hair and a bindi on her forehead.
18 inch doll stands in a green a pink dress with pig tails in her hair and a bindi on her forehead.
in News

A librarian and her patrons created a doll celebrating their community’s Indian American population.

3D-printed enhancer speaker for cell phone speakers
3D-printed enhancer speaker for cell phone speakers
in Program Models

Chicago Public Library found a way to celebrate artisans throughout history using the 21st-century technology in their makerspace.