The Small but Powerful Guide to Winning Big Support for Your Rural Library

The Small but Powerful Guide to Winning Big Support for Your Rural Library logo

Go to where the people are

Every library—no matter how small—has many opportunities to deliver its message. Posters, bookmarks and flyers are great publicity tools, but too often they end up sitting inside the library. Consider these venues and opportunities the next time you want to share your message:

  • Grocery store
  • Co-op
  • Community meetings and events
  • Church bulletins
  • Football/other sports programs
  • Parades
  • County fairs
  • Community/tribal celebrations
  • Parks/recreation centers
  • Schools
  • Doctors’ offices
  • Coffee shops
  • Restaurants
  • Rallies

If your library has a bookmobile, you can use it as your very own traveling road show. Home delivery is another prime opportunity to deliver your message one-on-one. Volunteers may also go door-to-door to distribute materials, collect signatures and enlist other support.

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