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Book this traveling billboard for your next library outreach event today! Perfect for a parade, county fair, or other outdoor event.
Reservations are for one week (Monday through Sunday), and you are responsible for picking it from NCLS and returning it on time for the next user.
Library Programming & Outreach
Library programming comes in a variety of shapes and sizes for patrons all ages and abilities. New ideas, like health and exercise programs or summer lunch distribution, have found spaces in libraries, while old favorites, such as storytime and book clubs, have found new audiences online.
In additional to being a minimum standard, library programming provides an opportunity for engagement with patrons and collaboration with partners.
What exactly is outreach in libraries? Library outreach is simply providing services to non-users or a traditionally underserved population.
It's important for library staff to be aware of their underserved community members so they provide services that meet their needs. More information about outreach strategies can be found HERE.
ALA: Big Programming Ideas for Small Budgets
NCLS provides a collection of program support materials specifically for our member libraries called The Warehouse. Here you can reserve technology equipment, storytime puppets and more!
Books by Mail
NCLS will send materials directly by mail, free of charge, to eligible patrons in our service area who need specialized materials, or who are unable to visit their local public library.
The form to sign up for Books by Mail can be accessed here.
The Makerspace Librarian's Sourcebook by
Publication Date: 2017-02-24
Library makerspaces continue to thrive, drawing new patrons in and engaging them as never before. This hands-on sourcebook technology expert Kroski includes everything libraries need to know about the major topics, tools, and technologies relevant to makerspaces today.
Pop Culture-Inspired Programs for Tweens, Teens, and Adults by
Publication Date: 2018-05-15
Let’s have a Pac-Man Party! Or perhaps you’d rather make your own lava lamp or love beads, or just chow down on some nifty ‘50s snacks? The newest book from this unbeatable team of best-selling authors trawls the decades for a super, fabulous, groovy, awesome, and totally rad assortment of programs for patrons of all ages. Complete with programming best practices, age ranges and suggested variations for multi-generational or family events, planning lists, budgeting guidance, and marketing advice.
Promoting Individual and Community Health at the Library by
Publication Date: 2018-01-17
Though today’s consumers have unprecedented access to health information, its quality and veracity varies widely. Public libraries can play an important role in supporting library users in their health information seeking efforts. In this book Flaherty shows how to guide library users to high quality health information by relying on up to date, authoritative sources. She also demonstrates why taking the initiative to offer health promotion programming can be a valuable form of community outreach, serving community needs while increasing visibility.