Category Archives: Library in Community

What’s New?

A LOT, as it turns out! Read all about what’s new and innovative at four libraries around the country.  

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Library of the Year: Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library

Congratulations to Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library (KS), 2016 Gale/LJ Library of the Year. “The Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library (TSCPL), KS, is engaged in every discussion in its community. In fact, it is usually leading them. The … Continue reading

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Lifelong Learners

According to an April report from the Pew Research Center: “Most Americans believe libraries do a decent job of serving the education and learning needs of their communities and their own families.”

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I Had a Go

These are tough times for libraries. We’ve been through tough times before and we will be again. But we do need to think about the tough times, how libraries can survive, and how to convince the powers that be to … Continue reading

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What Can We Do?

My heart is heavy.

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What Do They Think?

Library leaders and staff members like to know what their users think of them. Fortunately, as it turns out, most Americans think local libraries are doing a pretty good job, particularly when it comes to serving the educational needs of … Continue reading

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Why not?

“Search, click and you have your book in hand in a day or two.”

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The Ever-Changing Library

Libraries, especially public libraries, must respond to the needs of the community. Oh, you’ve heard me say that before? Yes, you have.

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Heart and Soul

“We’d hit the newspaper offices, the chamber of commerce, city hall, and Main Street for an introduction to the economics, politics, and stresses of a town. The visit to the public library revealed its heart and soul.”

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How Can We Help?

       

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