Looking for ways to promote healthy living in your community? Discover four effective ways to get started with health programming at your library or to spice up your current offerings.
Are you thinking about creating a patron survey to get feedback from your community about your library’s services? Get tips on how to select a survey tool, create your survey, and get it in the hands of your community members.
Discover what we learned from our Wandoo Reader customer survey and how we are using the results to enhance current features and develop new functionality for 2019.
Are you interested in offering online learning opportunities while still continuing to hold in-person programs at your library? Explore the benefits of both learning formats and get ideas on ways they can complement each other.
Are you thinking about investing in a library mobile app, but you’re not sure if your patrons would use it? Use this checklist to help you determine if your community is truly ready for a library mobile app.
As the senior population grows and diseases like Alzheimer’s become more prevalent, what can your library do to help people in your community living with brain health issues? Explore ways your library can become dementia friendly and connect with, serve, and expand its current offerings to seniors and people living with dementia.
You don’t have to wait for a seasonal or nationwide event to begin establishing your library as a community service hub. Explore ways your library can start providing patrons with opportunities for community involvement during any time of year.
Since over 75% of Americans own a smartphone and the average smartphone user spends three hours a day using apps, it’s likely that a library mobile app would be popular with your patrons. But why is a mobile app better than a mobile-friendly website? Discover the many perks of a library mobile app, how it can extend your reach in your community, and why your patrons will thank you for having one.
You likely send marketing emails before your summer reading program launches to promote your upcoming program and encourage participation. But email marketing doesn’t have to stop there. By continuing to send targeted emails during and after your program, you’ll reap even more rewards for your program and your library. Douglas County Libraries in Colorado, which exceeded its summer reading participation goal by 5% using this approach, offers tips for leveraging this promotional outlet.
Transitioning from a summer reading program to summer learning can offer a host of benefits to your library — and your community. By offering patrons new ways to hone important skills and pursue their interests, you’ll expand the reach of your library in your community while combating the summer slide in more than just reading skills. From cooking to experimenting to inventing, this list of activities will inspire you to incorporate new types of literacy activities into your own summer program.