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.
The Sylvania branch of the Toledo-Lucas County (Ohio) Public Library and Lourdes College of Sylvania cosponsored a Veterans' Writing Workshop. They "crafted a variety of thought-provoking writing and reading exercises intended to encourage all veterans, active and retired, to write about their experiences for their own benefit or to share them with friends and family." In the article "
The Reel to Real program helps libraries host public screenings of PBS documentaries, followed by audience discussions with local experts. The program is a partnership of Wisconsin Public Television (WPT) and the Wisconsin Library Association (WLA).