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Adult Services: Outreach & Community Engagement

Outreach Program Ideas

  • Provide materials delivery to those in your community who can't come to the library (Homebound Books programs)
  • Offer classes or workshops outside the library
  • Represent the library at community events (set up a table, offer library card registration, advertise upcoming programs)
  • Give presentations about the library and what it offers to local community groups and organizations
  • Join local organizations
  • Contact local organizations or groups to see if they would like to collaborative on programming (hold a food drive at the library for the local food pantry, etc.) 
  • Write a column for the local paper

Other Resources

Potential Partners

  • Assisted care facilities
  • Farmers' Markets
  • Food Pantries
  • United Way
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension Offices
  • Local arts councils
  • Local Chamber of Commerce
  • Service Organizations (Rotary Club, Lions Club)
  • Veterans Organizations (American Legion, VFW)
  • Faith based organizations and other non-profits (YMCA, YWCA, Catholic Charities, local churches)
  • Literacy Councils and Literacy Volunteer organizations
  • Local Health Departments  
  • League of Women Voters
  • Planned Parenthood