Libraries = Strong Communities

Libraries Equal Strong Communities

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ABOUT


Libraries = Strong Communities is a national advocacy effort aimed at highlighting the value of academic, public, and school libraries. An initiative of 2018-2019 American Library Association President Loida Garcia-Febo, the campaign was announced at her Inaugural Banquet during the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans.

Garcia-Febo will tour a series of libraries throughout her presidential year to ignite public awareness about the value of libraries and library staff and create a groundswell of support at the local, state, national, and global level. Follow the hashtag #LibrariesStrong on social media to keep up with the Libraries = Strong Communities tour and related events.

Libraries are encouraged to use the Libraries = Strong Communities platform locally to highlight the value of their library and empower patrons to advocate for libraries.

Tour Locations

October 6, 2018: Pikes Peak (Colorado) Public Library District

October 17,  2018:    MIT and Harvard University libraries

October 18, 2018: Cambridge (Massachusetts) Public Library

October 22, 2018:  Cranston High School East Library Media Center  

January 26, 2019: Seattle Public Library

February 9, 2019: North Miami Public Library

May 15, 2019: Los Angeles Public Library

June 22, 2019: ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition in Washington, D.C.

 

NEWS


6/26/2018 | ALA President Loida Garcia-Febo announces “Libraries = Strong Communities” advocacy effort | Press release

Pikes Peak:

10/8/2018 | Find out why the president of the American Library Association thinks libraries are so important | Fox News 21

10/9/2018 | Libraries = Strong Communities Tour Launches in Colorado Springs: ALA president visits libraries, attends library rally | American Libraries

10/10/2018 | American Library Association President Loida Garcia-Febo kicks off national tour at Library 21c in Colorado Springs | Woodmen Edition

Pikes Peak Women Event – YouTube

Pikes Peak Library District kickoff event - Facebook Live 

Cambridge:

10/16/2018 | American Library Association President to visit Cambridge for national tour promoting Libraries = Strong Communities | City of Cambridge

10/19/2018 | ALA President Loida Garcia-Febo at Cambridge Public Library | Horn Books: Out of the Box

10/23/2018 | A Call to Access: ALA President Loida Garcia-Febo visits Cambridge libraries | American Libraries

Cranston:

10/24/2018 | American Library Assn. president visits East, cites library importance | Cranston Herald

10/26/2018 | Setting 21st-Century Standards: ALA president emphasizes importance of school librarians | American Libraries

 

GET INVOLVED


How does your library build a strong community? Use these tools to highlight the value of your library and show your support for the Libraries = Strong Communities initiative.

North Miami Public library used the Libraries = Strong Communities branding in this great video promoting their summer reading program.

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Frame Templates

Add the Libraries = Strong Communities frame to your Facebook profile or images of your library's community-building efforts. It's available under "Effects" or by searching "American Library Association" when uploading images to Facebook. You can also download the transparent PNG file and place it over images for use on other platforms.

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Libraries Equal Strong Communities Facebook frame using Loida Garcia-Febo's picture as an example.

Library event: Policeman meets with children (frame: Libraries = Strong Communities)People working at computer stations in a library (frame: Libraries = Strong Communities)

Bookmarks

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Bookmark: Libraries equal strong communities.

Because Statements

Eight new Libraries Transform Because statements have been created for the Libraries = Strong Communities initiative. Use the posters, postcards, bookmarks, and social media graphics to get the word out about how your library helps to build a strong community.

Join the Libraries Transform campaign to access to more public awareness tools. Registration is required, but the tools are free.

 

BECAUSE LIBRARIES ARE HUBS FOR CIVIC ENGAGEMENT. Libraries Transform


BECAUSE LIBRARIES ARE HUBS FOR CIVIC ENGAGEMENT.

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Because libraries bring people of all backgrounds together. Libraries Transform


BECAUSE LIBRARIES BRING PEOPLE OF ALL BACKGROUNDS TOGETHER.

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Because libraries give everyone a seat at the table. Libraries Transform


BECAUSE LIBRARIES GIVE EVERYONE A SEAT AT THE TABLE.

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Because libraries promote justice and inclusion for all. Libraries Transform


BECAUSE LIBRARIES PROMOTE JUSTICE AND INCLUSION FOR ALL.

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Because libraries support those who need it most. Libraries Transform


BECAUSE LIBRARIES SUPPORT THOSE WHO NEED IT MOST.

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