Category: Public Libraries


Orion Township Public Library Rides Into Events With New Bookbike

 

With a riding trail behind them, an extensive volunteer base beside them, and a calendar full of community events ahead, Orion Township Public Library (OTPL) in Michigan saw an opportunity to deliver services in a unique new way this spring. In May, they introduced their new pedal-powered mobile library—a Bookbike!

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New Programs for the Future of Public Libraries

 

Out of all the audiences public libraries serve, which ones have been most impacted by technology changes? Which ones will drive library programs in the future? Leif Pedersen, Executive Vice President of Product and Marketing at Innovative, published an article in Public Library Quarterly titled “The Future of Public Libraries: A Technology Perspective,” which highlights three public library audiences impacted by technology changes: youth, job seekers and entrepreneurs, and lifelong learning adults.

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Case Study: London Public Library – Where Events Are A Smash Hit

 

Where Events Are A Smash Hit Today’s libraries are about more than just trusted information; they are dynamic places that attract community members and the general public inside their doors. As Kathryn Baldock, Supervisor of Lending Services at London Public Library, states, “Programs are a core delivery stream, right up there with books. To promote … Continued

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Case Study: Brooklyn Public Library – Outreach Success from “Hello” to “Hello, World”

 

The success of a library can be measured via traditional output tracking such as circulation statistics, program attendance, reference questions, or even mentions in local media. Although the Saratoga Branch of Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) in New York excels in these areas, where does success begin? Often little interactions with patrons, over time, yield results … Continued

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Case Study: Davenport Public Library Exceeds Expectations with Polaris Leap

 

Davenport Public Library (DPL) in Iowa serves a population of over 100,000 and its librarians make every effort to reach community members both inside and outside the library. Their dynamic and numerous outreach events demonstrate the opportunity for fun and learning with the library and increase the size of their patron base. Outreach is an … Continued

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