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Katie Lewis Author Archive


Email: katie.montgomery.lewis@gmail.com  

Katie Lewis is a MLIS graduate from Drexel University. She recently moved to Boston, Mass., and is passionate about public service. She is currently reading The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell.


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Santa Clarita Library and JukePop: A New Collaboration for Independent, Self-published EBooks

Did you say….Serial fiction??
One library is working with a tech start-up to give patrons “free addictive fiction published one chapter at a time.”

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Free Library of Philadelphia Building Inspiration Initiative— An Innovative Model of Library Service

The Free Public Library of Philadelphia (FLP) recently announced a major initiative for renovation and expansion of select library structures, community outreach, and partnerships, funded in part with a major grant from the William Penn foundation. This initiative is worth taking a look at for at least two reasons: it will be an innovative model for library service and is an example of strategic funding.

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Bike-Based Library Services: Innovative Outreach

Why bikes? The basic idea is that with a little customization, creativity, and legwork, a bicycle can become a mobile point of service in the community. Bicycles go where bookmobiles can’t, provide an element of surprise, and spark a personal connection that will promote library services in new ways.

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Transforming Your Library with a Garden

As we navigate the busy fall season, take a few minutes to think about how starting a garden can expand your community outreach, participation, and mission.