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How to Measure Success for a Better Future

What is success in a public library? It’s a complicated question that can have many answers.For example, success may be: ● A patron discovering a new author or title on the shelves ● A library system experiencing high turnover ● A library director being able to offer new community engagement programs ● Enhanced literacy in … Continued

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Attracting Younger Readers to the Library

Research shows that more young people are visiting the library. How do we encourage these younger readers to return again and again? In 2016, the Pew Research Center found that 53% of Millennials (those aged 18 to 35 at the time) reported using a library or bookmobile in the previous 12 months. That compares with 45% of … Continued

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International Children’s Book Day

International Children’s Book Day from IBBY, falls on April 2nd, around the birthday of Hans Christian Andersen. This much celebrated event reminds all of us here at collectionHQ of the importance of books and libraries for children across the world. To mark the occasion, we’re pleased to share a sample of the top new and forthcoming Juvenile … Continued