Read Best Small Library in America 2012: The Independence Public Library, KS to learn how the library's small staff of 8 strove to save it from closure, by building relationships within the community and with local legislators.
Each time you write an update for your website, create an event for your Facebook page, or tweet about an upcoming program, think about what it is that you want the reader to do.
Do you want your customer to...
Laura Nicosia took a photo of this most excellent book display sign:
Consider trying out something like this at your library, and see how well it works with your customers!
Source: Laura Nicosia's Facebook photos
If you want to encourage kids to read, but their cards are blocked because of fines, consider trying a "read down" your fines project at your library. Here are some success stories you can use as models for your library's program: