Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Library Look: Deschutes Public Library

The Deschutes Public Library in Oregon has got it going on! Not quite the library they wanted to be, the library director decided to take several steps to be more in touch with his community and patrons.

Now, the Deschutes formula for library success is clear: know your users; partner with the community; identify the needs; offer solutions to problems (even before the become problems); and act with enthusiasm. Besides, of course, being attentive to your books.

An article in the August 2, 2015 issue of The Atlantic brought this great community library to my attention. Read more of what they did, why they did it, and how it is turning out by accessing the article here.

I love it when a library makes a video! Watch this one, and I guarantee a smile!

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