July 11, 2019
5 lessons learned after winning a levy campaign
Running a levy information campaign for a library can be a nerve-wracking learning experience even for the most seasoned marketer. After the ballots are cast and the dust has cleared, you will hopefully find yourself relieved that the public have cast their votes in favor of continued support or (hallelujah!) increased funding. I'm here to tell you that the real work is just beginning.
May 7, 2019
Reimagining Library Card Sign-up Month
At EveryLibrary, we’ve helped several of our library partners reimagine their standard Library Card Sign-up Month by using best practices from voter registration drives and candidate interactions with voters. We know from the voter data how critical it is for those in your community who don’t use the library to see their librarians out in the community. We know from experience that volunteers can effectively represent their librarians in this kind of context, too. Taking your library card sign-ups outside the building allows you to build new relationships across neighborhoods.
April 5, 2019
7 pro tips for creating book flyers
Sara Leady’s fun flyers particularly resonated with people. She’s the brilliant mind behind this flyer, created after FSU’s football team lost a brutal game to Clemson. She agreed to share some of her pro tips for creating memorable flyers. We hope you enjoy this guest post from Sara.
August 9, 2018
Steal this idea: Create a Display Hub for busy librarians
Looking for a way to share displays across your library system? Check out Durham County Library's Display Hub, which pulls together a similar set of materials so library staff across the county can quickly access display materials including posters, book lists, bookmarks, and flyers.
May 24, 2018
Audiobooks for family road trips
How does a family headed out on a summer road trip choose audiobooks that everyone in the car will enjoy as the miles roll by? We have suggestions for six middle-grade audiobooks that are full of family, friendship, and adventure, and that are sure to keep the kids AND the adults engaged.
February 22, 2018
Try a different kind of book club: Go topical!
Ever heard of a book club revolving around a theme instead of a specific title? It's a great alternative to a traditional book club, and easy to put into practice in your own library.