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Partner Success Stories

We would love to hear about your Sister Library partnership!  Use the “Submit your story or partnership” form below to send us your story or your basic partnership information, and we'll add it to our listing of Partner Success Stories

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- Primary contact person
- Address
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- Brief description of the partnership.
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Learn about successful partnerships between Sister Libraries in the U.S.A. and around the world!  

Diane Hunt Braybrook, a retired librarian at Helen Morgan School in Sparta, New Jersey, and Bronwyn Smith, a retired librarian from Cobar Shire Library, Cobar, New South Wales, Australia, meet in Hawaii in May 2017. Read more… [anchor/hyperlink]

The three-year partnership between the American Library Association (ALA) and Bibliothek und Information Deutschland (BID) kicked off at the 6th Library Congress in Leipzig, Germany, March 14–17, 2016. Read more:

Downing, the Library Events Coordinator at the Burnside Library in South Australia and Dubois, the Outreach Librarian at the Mansfield/Richland County Public Library in Ohio met on a cruise ship in the Mediterranean in 2010. It didn’t take long to discover that both were librarians, and both had a passion for library programming. After much discussion, they decided it would be a great idea to become sister libraries.

Read more about the partnership.

Maya Tarasova, a librarian in Ukraine, had a wonderful experience of visiting Corvallis Public Library Oregon in April 2009. She describes her trip in Two Sister Cities, One World: An International Visitor to Corvallis and Oregon Library Association (PDF).

Watch her video on YouTube.

Partnerships & Success Stories Libraries

Amesbury Elementary School, U.S.A. / Ebussamba Primary School, Kenya 

Appalachian State University, U.S.A. / Biblioteca Th'uruchapitas, Bolivia

Austin Public Library, U.S.A / Saltillo Public Library, Mexico

Brigham Young University Lee Library, U.S.A. / Ecuador and Guatemala

Arizona Library Association, U.S.A / Japan Library Association, Japan

California Institute of the Arts, U.S.A. / Genocide Studies Center Library, Rwanda

Cobar Shire Library, Australia / Helen Morgan School, New Jersey, U.S.A.

Crandall Public Library, New York, U.S.A. / Saga City Municipal Library, Japan

Crawford County Library System in Grayling, U.S.A. / Shetland Island Libraries, UK

Darlington County Library, U.S.A. / Darlington England Public Library, U.K.

Delaware Township Library, U.S.A. / Siaya Community Library, Kenya

Des Plaines Public Library, U.S.A. / Biblioteca Benjamin Franklin, Mexico

Highland Park Public Library, U.S.A / Ferrera Public Library, Italy

Liverpool Public Library, U.S.A. / Starfish International Library, Gambia

Mahnomen Public Library, U.S.A. / Biblioteca Comunale Tesero, Italy

Mansfield County Public Library, U.S.A. / Burnside Libraries, Australia

North Shore Country Day School, U.S.A. / Maria Pino Suarez School, Mexico

Queens Borough Public Library, U.S.A. / Shanghai Library, China

Rockwell Elementary School, U.S.A. / Greenfield Elementary School Library, Canada

St. Pete Beach Public Library, U.S.A. / Sandown Library, U.K.

Swarthmore College Library, U.S.A. / University of Ghana, Ghana

Texas A&M University Library, U.S.A. / Instituto Tecnologico Biblioteca, Mexico

Tidewater Community College, U.S.A. / Biblioteca Puerta Abierta Atitlan, Guatemala

Troy University- Dothan, U.S.A. / Kirovohrad State Pedagogical University, Ukraine

Tucson Pima Public Library, U.S.A. / Roscommon County Libraries, Ireland

Universidad Autonoma de Ciudad Juarez, Mexico / New Mexico State U., U.S.A.

University of Florida, U.S.A. / University of Zambia, Zambia

University of Maryland, U.S.A. / Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico