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A pile of red and white bingo cards with some scattered bingo chips
A pile of red and white bingo cards with some scattered bingo chips
in Program Models

Who says Harry Potter is for kids? Yorba Linda Public Library hosted a Harry-themed Bingo night for adults.

Child kicking soccer ball
Child kicking soccer ball
Blog by Noah Lenstra

Is your library circulating sports equipment? Don't just loan out the stuff — show people how to use it.

Painted rocks displayed on a table
Painted rocks displayed on a table
Blog by Jenn Carson

Haven't heard of the craze for painting and hiding rocks? You might be living under, well … a boulder.

Three people standing behind a table with food to prepare
Three people standing behind a table with food to prepare
in Program Models

Books & Bites starts with a book or TV show and looks at the history that surrounds it — with food.

Logo for the Library of Congress By the People transcribing project
Logo for the Library of Congress By the People transcribing project
in Program Models

D.C. Public brought people together to transcribe Library of Congress archival materials, and so can you.

Hand holding a lightbulb against a pink and blue sky
Hand holding a lightbulb against a pink and blue sky

From the old faithfuls to the less obvious, here's a list of spots to hit up when you need program ideas.

A financial literacy program for Burmese speakers at Lakewood (Ohio) Public Library
A financial literacy program for Burmese speakers at Lakewood (Ohio) Public Library
in News

More than half of new Americans use a public library more than once a week. How can we help them thrive?

Group of bicyclists in front of building
Group of bicyclists in front of building
Blog by Noah Lenstra

Move a little, learn a little. Libraries are embracing programs that combine biking and local history.