Category Archives: Public Libraries

Library Photo of the Month–February 2017

Not far northwest of Madison lies the community of Sauk City, “where eagles soar” (more about those eagles in a minute.) Advertisements

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Come What May

None of us really knows what will happen next. We should always be prepared. But we’re not. Not always.

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Library Photo of the Month–January 2017

Today’s photos come from Sharon, Massachusetts, courtesy of my friend Kari.  

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High Expectations in 2016

What do Americans expect from their public libraries? The short answer is “a lot.”

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Add Value

We talk and hear a lot about how libraries provide value to their communities. But what does that really mean?    

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Library Photo of the Month–November 2016

Today’s library of the month takes us to Lodi, Wisconsin.

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Library Photo of the Month–October 2016

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This month we go to River City, I mean Mason City, Iowa. Enjoy!

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Happily Bustling? or Noisy?

Libraries of all types and sizes struggle with this question. It is hard to be all things to all people. Hard to be the quiet space some crave, while also being the busy bustling place filled with happy people of … Continue reading

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We’re Here to Help

The role of libraries and librarians keeps changing.  Libraries are free to define the roles they will fulfill, but these roles should always be in response to the needs of their communities.

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“This Won’t Hurt a Bit!”

As a (mostly retired) librarian, it troubles me that an article about library anxiety among college students has been getting quite a bit of play lately (at least in the library-related blogs and sites I follow).

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