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Outrageous outreach

Abstract

This chapter will discuss library outreach, what it is, tips for implementing it, and why it is important. Outreach builds relationships within the community and is a way to bring new people into the library. Included are 33 recipes for creative and outrageous outreach programs and events, from small social media connections to large book festivals. Some of the recipes included are Tutorials, Mobile Books, Musical Petting Zoo, Homeless Connections, and Book Festival. These recipes can be used in a variety of libraries and tailored to the specific institution.

Keywords

Outreach; connections; books; exhibits; workshop; festival; interactions; relationships; programs

Libraries have fundamentally changed in many ways. They ...

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