Civic & Community Engagement

ALA Center for Civic Life
Website: American Library Association
An extensive site that includes links to active library programs, training, resources, and non-library associations with civic engagement programs.

Civic & Community Engagement
Website: Urban Libraries Council
The Urban Libraries Council maintains a list of libraries and programs that feature civic and community engagement.

Public Libraries and PBS Partnering to Enhance Civic Engagement: A Study of a Nationwide Initiative, 2013
PDF: Public Libraries Quarterly
Anthony Cocciolo examines the question “Can libraries act as places for promoting civic engagement through the use of socially and culturally significant documentaries?”.

Civic Engagement in Your Library Community: A Guided Tour of the Book-to-Action Program and Toolkit
Webinar: Infopeople
Sally Thomas and Mary Menzel present an archived webinar that introduces you to California’s Book-to-Action program with explanations and real library examples.

Lesson Plans
Website: Library of Congress
This page features Library of Congress lesson plans for civics and government that can be easily adapted for library programs.