Make an appointment to drive to Madison and select free books for your library:
Colleen Leddy— director of Stair Public Library in Morenci, Michigan (service population: 3134) — shares her tips for creative ways to provide programs in her article Programming on a (Long, Colorful) Shoestring.
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Build-A-Bear Workshop® is accepting literacy and education grant requests from now through October 2011.
Download audio and video PSAs (public service announcements) from best-selling authors, then embed them on your library's website, Facebook page, or blog. Currently these authors are included, with more to come: Scott Turow, Sara Paretsky, Sharon Draper, and Brad Meltzer. Participating authors taped :15, :20 and :30 second video PSAs on such issues as library funding, libraries’ support of literacy, value of libraries and much more.