Many libraries rely on volunteers, and the article "For Our Next (Charitable) Trick, We'll Need a Volunteer" includes these helpful tips to make volunteer experiences successful for everyone involved:
Gretchen Raab of Neenah Public Library has a good tip for finding people who have recently moved to your community:
Here are the collected ideas that Lore Ponshock (director, Lester Public Library of Rome) received in answer to her request for ideas for "ingenious way[s] to take donations by placing an attractive container on the Circ Desk to accept cash donations."
Title: Creating Inviting Low Cost Teen Spaces
Date: Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Time: 2 - 3 pm CST
Here's a roundup of new ideas for fundraising you can try @ your library:
The Wisconsin Center for the Book’s 2010-2011 "Wisconsin Authors and Illustrators Speak" program will award up to 8 grants of $300 each to qualifying organizations wishing to bring a Wisconsin author or illustrator to their community to speak at a public event.
Applications will be judged on the basis of community outreach and collaboration, thoroughness of planning, and rationale for the choice of speaker. Application information is at the WAIS page.
Application deadline: July 1, 2010.
YALSA (the Young Adult Library Services Association) is giving out 10 mini grants to assist librarians in hosting Teen Read Week 2010 programs. Mini grants consist of $450 cash and $50 worth of Teen Read Week products.