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Man Up: Attracting the Male Patron

Do you really want more boys and men in your libraries? Of course you do! Libraries are for everyone. So, if your library suffers from low-t then jumpstart your bro-grams and soon it will be “raining men” inside your library—everything from events that draw them in to the collection that keeps them coming back. What does your library need to attract men of all ages?

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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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Making an Attitudinal Change to Disabilities

One of the library buttons pinned on my office wallboard conveys a simple truth: “Attitudes are the real disability.” My original plan this month was to write about “Outreach to People with Disabilities.” Yet that subject was soon replaced by a topic that preempts and precedes the concept of disability outreach: attitudinal barriers to library […]