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A child hanging a painting of a rainbow on the inside of a window
A child hanging a painting of a rainbow on the inside of a window

With most libraries closed and patrons stuck at home, it may take new strategies to reach your patrons.

Tray of fresh flowers
Tray of fresh flowers
in Program Models

Inspired by Jean Van't Hul's book "The Artful Parent," kids made colorful suncatchers using fresh flowers and paper plates.

Patrons holding up completed book wreaths
Patrons holding up completed book wreaths
in Program Models

For about $30 in supply costs, make 20 upcycled wreaths from books weeded from your library's collection.

A woman wearing a mask reading on a park bench
A woman wearing a mask reading on a park bench

People rarely call in the humanities experts during times of crisis — but libraries are doing exactly that.

Drawn image of a computer with three people shown on screen similar to what's seen when on video calls
Drawn image of a computer with three people shown on screen similar to what's seen when on video calls
in News

Are you taking your book club online? Here are a few points to consider before taking the plunge. 

A carrot-shaped cutout against a background with the words "Carrot's in a Pickle"
A carrot-shaped cutout against a background with the words "Carrot's in a Pickle"
Blog by Jenn Carson

Follow these steps to create original digital stories to share online or as a fun workshop for families.

Leading Conversations in Small and Rural Libraries
Leading Conversations in Small and Rural Libraries
in News

Free materials from ALA are designed to help library workers prepare for and lead discussions in their communities.

hand holding "#green" sign with park in background
hand holding "#green" sign with park in background

Still looking for an Earth Day program? Think: Beeswax wrap, fix-it fairs and composting classes.