December 11, 2018

Steal this idea: Express Checkout Promotions

Chatham-Kent Public Library (CKPL) in Chatham-Kent, Ontario, is one of three recipients of the Engaging Readers at Your Public Library grant. Earlier this year, CKPL completed a four-month campaign to engage patrons and energize staff in reading, watching, learning and playing with CKPL’s collections. We recently chatted with Manager of Support Services Heidi Wyma about one of the innovative ideas her library tested during this campaign that you might want to try at your library.

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.

January 5, 2018

Steal this idea: Express Book Bags

Looking for ways to serve the busy adults in your community and make sure they're able to get the books they want from the library without spending too much time? Take a note from the Wake County Public Library and their Express Book Bags service. 

March 10, 2016

Steal this idea: Read and share a poem on the poet-tree

National Poetry Month presents a unique challenge for youth librarians everywhere. How do you share a love for words, poetry, and expression with children and teens who may think of poetry as boring?