bookjacket for Marylaine Block's The Thriving Library

Links to web sites referred to in

Marylaine Block's book

The Thriving Library:
Successful Strategies for Challenging Times
.

Available from Information Today, April, 2007.







CHAPTER ONE: YOUTH SERVICES

  • Story Place, http://www.storyplace.org/sp/storyplace.asp
  • Grow Up Reading @ the West Bloomfield Township Public Library, http://www.growupreading.org/
  • Tapestry of Tales Family Storytelling Festival, http://www.multcolib.org/events/tales/
  • Tampa Hillsborough Storytelling Festival, http://www.tampastory.org/
  • Cerritos Library Photos, http://www.ci.cerritos.ca.us/library/photos/library.html
  • Southfield Public Library. Virtual Tour, http://www.sfldlib.org/virtual/tourhome.html
  • Wordsmiths, http://teenlink.nypl.org/WordSmiths-Current.cfm
  • Monroe County Public Library. The Poetry Wall, http://www.monroe.lib.in.us/teens/for_you/poetry_wall.html
  • Imaginon, http://www.imaginon.org
  • Teen Pages, Public Library of Charlotte-Mecklenburg County, The Loft, http://www.libraryloft.org


    CHAPTER TWO: THE LIBRARY AS PLACE

  • Seattle Public Library Central Library Photos and Images, http://www.spl.org/default.asp?pageID=branch_central_currentphotos&branchID=1
  • Burton Barr Central Library (images and commentary), http://www.waltlockley.com/burtonbarr/burtonbarr.htm
  • iNeTours.com. New York City Tour: New York Public Library at 42nd Street and Adjacent Bryant Park, http://www.inetours.com/New_York/Pages/Library.html
  • Wintergarden @ the Chicago Public Library Harold Washington Library Center- Chicago, http://www.flickr.com/photos/superhappyindustries/85533054/in/set-1826153/
  • Flickr: Photos Tagged with vancouverpubliclibrary, http://flickr.com/photos/tags/vancouverpubliclibrary/


    CHAPTER THREE: PARTNERSHIPS

  • Imaginon: About Us, http://www.imaginon.org/aboutUs.asp


    CHAPTER FOUR: MARKETING

  • Anderson Public Library, http://www.and.lib.in.us
  • Cerritos Public Library, http://www.ci.cerritos.ca.us/library/library.html
  • Southfield Public Library, http://www.sfldlib.org/
  • Newton Free Library, http://www.ci.newton.ma.us/Library/
  • Cuyahoga County Public Library, http://www.cuyahogalibrary.org/
  • Naperville Public Library, http://www.naperville-lib.org/
  • Friends of the Minneapolis Public Library. Friends Ad Campaign. 2005, http://www.friendsofmpl.org/Friends_adcampaign2005.html
  • Brooklyn Public Library. Did You Know? http://www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/pdf/DidYouKnow.pdf
  • MPower card, http://www.hclibrary.org/borrowing/glibrary.cfm
  • Princeton Public Library, http://www.princeton.lib.nj.us
  • Kansas City, Kansas Public Library Online News, March, 2004, http://www.kckpl.lib.ks.us/LIBREPT/LNMAR04.HTM Arrow down to the picture of R.U. Reading
  • Photo Stamps, http://photo.stamps.com/PhotoStamps/source=si10985886
  • Remember Pittsburgh - by Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, http://store.yahoo.com/carnegielibraryofpittsburgh/
  • New York Public Library Lion T-shirt, http://www.thelibraryshop.org/liontshirt.html
  • Sandusky Library Gift Shop, http://www.sandusky.lib.oh.us/Public/librarygiftshop.asp
  • Houston Public Library Power Card, http://www.hpl.lib.tx.us/librarycard/

    Additions

  • The Full Set of Our Librarian Trading Cards http://booklovers.pbwiki.com/


    CHAPTER FIVE: STRESSING ECONOMIC VALUE

  • "The Bindery @VPL," http://vancouverpubliclibrary.org/branches/LibrarySquare/tsv/bindery/gallerydoor.html
  • Memphis Public Library - JobLINC, http://www.memphislibrary.org/linc/Joblinc.htm


    CHAPTER SIX: "LIBRARY 2.0"

  • The Shifted Librarian, http://theshiftedlibrarian.com/
  • LibraryCrunch. http://www.librarycrunch.com
  • The Librarian in Black (Sarah Houghton-Jan), http://librarianinblack.typepad.com
  • St. Joseph County Public Library, http://sjcpl.lib.in.us/
  • Ann Arbor District Library, http://www.aadl.org
  • St. Charles (IL) Public Library, http://www.stcharleslibrary.org/
  • Thomas Ford Memorial Library, Western Springs, IL http://www.fordlibrary.org/
  • Evansville Vanderburgh (IN) Public Library, http://www.evpl.org/
  • Kankakee (IL) Public Library, http://www.kankakee.lib.il.us/
  • Story Place, http://www.storyplace.org
  • Book Hive, http://www.bookhive.org/
  • Denver Public Library, http://denverlibrary.org
  • Hennepin County Library MySpace page, http://www.myspace.com/hennepincountylibrary
  • Denver Public Library's MySpace page, http://www.myspace.com/denver_evolver
  • Photos from Cleveland Heights University Heights Public Library, http://www. flickr.com/photos/heightslibrary/
  • Photos from LaGrange Park Library, http://www.flickr.com/photos/60582448@NOO
  • LaGrange Park Public Library's Bookmarks at del.icio.us, http://del.icio.us/LaGrangeParkLibrary
  • St. Joseph County Public Library [Wiki-Based] Subject Guides, http://www.libraryforlife.org/subjectguides/index.php/Main_Page
  • Queens Borough Public Library Community Information Databases, http://queenslibrary.org/index.aspx?section_id=5&page_id=46
  • Lakewood (OH) Public Library, http://lkwdpl.org
  • Wilton Community Calendar, http://www.wiltonlibrary.org/calendar/calendar/
  • Tacoma Public Library: Tacoma Past and Present, http://www.tpl.lib.wa.us/Page.aspx?nid=7
  • San Jose Public Library California Room, http://www.sjlibrary.org/research/special/ca/
  • New York Public Library Digital Schomburg, http://digital.nypl.org/schomburg/images_aa19/
  • New York Public Library Digital Gallery, http://digitalgallery.nypl.org
  • Denver Public Library Western History and Genealogy Collection, http://denverlibrary.org/whg/index.html
  • Princeton Public Library's "Gadget Garage," http://www.princeton.lib.nj.us/reference/techcenter/gadgetgarage.html
  • BraryDog at the Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County, http://brarydog.org
  • Morton Grove (IL) Public Library's MatchBook Program, http://www.webrary.org/rs/matchbookabout.html
  • Hennepin County Library: Subscribe to our RSS Feeds, http://www.hclib.org/pub/search/RSS.cfm
  • Columbus Metropolitan Library Events & News, http://www.cml.lib.oh.us/ebranch/about_cml/events_news/index.cfm
  • Denver Public Library Toolbar, http://www.denverlibrary.org/toolbar/index.html
  • Postcards from Lakewood Public Library, http://www.lkwdpl.org/postcards/
  • The Latest SCCoop from the Santa Clara County Library, http://146.74.224.231/
  • Denver Public Library Evolver Report, http://teens.denverlibrary.org/evolver_report.html
  • LitClick from Elmwood Park Public Library, http://www.elmwoodparklibrary.org/litclick.htm
  • Library Success Wiki, http://www.libsuccess.org/index.php?title=Main_Page
  • Tame the Web, http://www.tametheweb.com

    Additions:

  • PLCMC Teen Loft's MySpace page: http://www.myspace.com/libraryloft
  • PLCMC Teen Pages: LibraryLoft Podcasts http://www.libraryloft.org/podcasts.asp
  • Princeton Public Library: BookLoversWiki, http://booklovers.pbwiki.com/


    CHAPTER SEVEN: OUTREACH TO NONTRADITIONAL USERS

  • Sportsman's Collection, Freeport (ME) Community Library, http://www.freeportlibrary.com/sportsmans.htm
  • Men's Cancer Resource Center, Hillsborough County Library, http://www.hcplc.org/hcplc/liblocales/jfg/B&G/mcrc.html
  • Vancouver Public Library, Marpole Branch, (arrow down to "Man in the Moon"), http://www.vpl.ca/branches/Marpole/home.html
  • Seattle Public Library. What You Should Know About the Library Equal Access Program, http://www.spl.org/default.asp?pageID=audience_specialservices_leap
  • Phoenix Public Library Special Needs Center, http://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/snc.jsp
  • Denver Public Library's Blair-Caldwell African-American Research Library, http://aarl.denverlibrary.org/
  • Broward County Library's African-American Research Library and Cultural Center, http://www.broward.org/library/aarlcc.htm
  • Oakland Public Library's African-American Museum and Library, http://www.oaklandlibrary.org/AAMLO/
  • New York Public Library's Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, http://www.nypl.org/research/sc/sc.html
  • Digital Schomburg: "Images of African-Americans from the 19th Century," http://digital.nypl.org/schomburg/images_aa19/
  • Princeton Public Library Guide to African American Genealogy on the Web, http://www.princeton.lib.nj.us/robeson/genealogylinks.html
  • Miami-Dade Public Library. The Art of Storytelling, http://www.mdpls.org/news/spec_events/aosExpose/intro.htm
  • Queens Borough Public Library New Americans Program, http://www.queenslibrary.org/programs/nap/aboutnap.asp
  • Community Resources Selected by Skokie Public Library, http://www.skokie.lib.il.us/s_community/cm_cultural/
  • Queens Borough Public Library Community Information Databases, http://queenslibrary.org/index.aspx?section_id=5&page_id=46


    CHAPTER EIGHT: HELPING THE COMMUNITY ACHIEVE ITS ASPIRATIONS

  • BNA's Web Watch, http://www.bna.com/webwatch
  • The Virtual Chase, http://www.virtualchase.com/
  • National Library of Medicine, http://www.nlm.nih.gov/
  • Bemis Public Library: Memories of WWII, http://www.littleton.org/history/mem.asp
  • Tacoma Public Library - Tacoma Past and Present, http://www.tpl.lib.wa.us/Page.aspx?nid=7
  • Minneapolis Public Library: Election Minneapolis, http://www.mplib.org/elections2005/votersguide.pdf

    Additions

  • Critical Connectors [Governing] http://www.governing.com/articles/12talk.htm - A nice article on how librarians serve as first responders during community crisis.


    WEBSITES FOR ALL LIBRARIES MENTIONED IN THIS BOOK

  • Alamogordo (NM) Public Library, http://alamogordo.nm.us/Library/coalibrary.html
  • Allen County (IN) Public Library, http://www.acpl.lib.in.us/
  • Anderson (IN) Public Library, http://www.andersonpubliclibrary.org/
  • Ann Arbor District Library, http://www.aadl.org
  • Arapahoe Library District (CO), http://www.arapahoelibraries.org/
  • Ashland (MA) Public Library, http://www.ashlandmass.com/library/
  • Aurora (IL) Public Library, http://www.aurora.lib.il.us/
  • Austin (TX) Public Library, http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/library/
  • Baltimore County (MD) Public Library, http://www.bcplonline.org/
  • Baraboo (WI) Public Library, http://www.scls.lib.wi.us/baraboo/
  • Barrington Area (IL) Public Library, http://www.barringtonarealibrary.org/
  • Bemis Public Library, Littleton, CO, http://www.littletongov.org/bemis/
  • Bettendorf (IA) Public Library, http://www.bettendorflibrary.com
  • Boone County (AR) Public Library, http://www.bcl.state.ar.us/
  • Boulder (CO Public Library, http://www.boulder.lib.co.us/
  • Brookline (MA) Public Library, http://www.town.brookline.ma.us/Library/
  • Brooklyn Public Library, http://www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org
  • Broward County (FL) Library, http://www.broward.org/library/
  • Burbank (CA) Public Library, http://www.burbank.lib.ca.us/
  • Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, http://www.clpgh.org/
  • Cedar Falls (IA) Public Library http://www.cedarfallspubliclibrary.org
  • Cerritos (CA) Library, http://library.ci.cerritos.ca.us/
  • Chelsea District (MI) Library, http://www.chelsea.lib.mi.us/
  • Chicago Public Library, http://www.chipublib.org/
  • Cleveland Heights-University Heights (OH) Library,
  • Cleveland Public Library, http://cpl.org
  • Columbus (OH) Metropolitan Library, http://www.cml.lib.oh.us/
  • Cuyahoga County (OH) Public Library, http://www.cuyahogalibrary.org
  • Danbury (CT) Public Library, http://www.danburylibrary.org/
  • Darien (CT) Public Library, http://www.darienlibrary.org
  • Dayton and Montgomery County (OH) Public Library, http://www.daytonmetrolibrary.org
  • Denver Public Library, http://www.denver.lib.co.us/
  • Des Moines Public Library, http://www.pldminfo.org/
  • Des Plaines (IL) Public Library, http://www.dppl.org/
  • Douglas County (CO) Libraries, http://www.douglascountylibraries.org/
  • Elmhurst (IL) Public Library, http://www.elmhurst.lib.il.us/
  • Enoch Pratt Free Library (Baltimore, MD), http://www.epfl.net/
  • Eugene (OR) Public Library, http://www.ci.eugene.or.us/Library/
  • Evansville Vanderburgh (IN) Public Library, http://www.evpl.org/
  • Fairfax County (VA) Public Library, http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library/
  • Fairfield (CT) Public Library, http://www.fairfieldpubliclibrary.org/
  • Fargo (ND) Public Library, http://www.ci.fargo.nd.us/library/
  • Fayetteville (AR) Public Library, www.faylib.org/
  • Ferguson Library, Stamford, CT, http://www.fergusonlibrary.org
  • Fort Worth (TX) Public Library, http://www.fortworthlibrary.org/
  • Fox River (IL) Grove Memorial Library, http://www.frgml.lib.il.us/
  • Free Library of Philadelphia, http://www.library.phila.gov/
  • Glendale (AZ) Public Library, http://www.ci.glendale.az.us/Library/
  • Greensboro (NC) Public Library, http://www.greensboro-nc.gov/departments/library
  • Gwinnett County (GA) Public Library, http://www.gwinnettpl.org/
  • Harmony Library (Front Range Community College and City of Fort Collins, CO), http://www.frontrange.edu/FRCCTemplates/FRCC7.aspx?id=45
  • Harris County (TX) Public Library, http://www.hcpl.lib.tx.us/
  • Henderson District (NV) Public Libraries, http://www.hdpl.org
  • Hennepin County (MN) Library, http://www.hclib.org/
  • Houston Public Library, http://www.hpl.lib.tx.us/
  • Howard County (MD) Library, http://www.howa.lib.md.us/
  • Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library, http://www.imcpl.org
  • Iowa City Public Library, http://www.icpl.org/
  • Johnson County (KS) Library, http://www.jocolibrary.org
  • Jones Library, Amherst, MA, http://www.joneslibrary.org/
  • Kankakee (IL) Public Library, http://www.kankakee.lib.il.us/
  • Kansas City (KS) Public Library, http://www.kckpl.lib.ks.us/
  • King County (WA) Library System, http://kcls.org
  • Lakewood (OH) Public Library, http://lkwdpl.org
  • Los Angeles Public Library, http://www.lapl.org/
  • Louisville (KY) Free Public Library, http://www.lfpl.org/
  • Lucy Robbins Welles Library, Newington, CT, http://www.newington.lib.ct.us/
  • Madison (WI) Public Library, http://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/
  • Mashpee (MA) Public Library, http://www.ci.mashpee.ma.us/Pages/MashpeeMA_Library/index
  • Miami-Dade (FL) Public Library System, http://www.mdpls.org/
  • Milwaukee Public Library, http://www.mpl.org/
  • Minneapolis Public Library, http://www.mpls.lib.mn.us/
  • Monroe County (IN) Public Library, http://www.monroe.lib.in.us/
  • Mount Laurel (NJ) Library, http://www.mtlaurel.lib.nj.us/
  • Multnomah County (OR) Library, http://www.multcolib.org
  • Naperville (IL) Public Library, http://www.naperville-lib.org
  • New York Public Library, http://nypl.org
  • Newton (MA) Free Library, http://www.ci.newton.ma.us/library/
  • Oakland (CA) Public Library, http://www.oaklandlibrary.org/
  • Oak Lawn (IL) Public Library, http://www.lib.oak-lawn.il.us/
  • Orange County (FL) Library System, http://www.ocls.info/
  • Phoenix Public Library, http://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/
  • Pikes Peak (CO) Library District, http://www.ppld.org
  • Portneuf District Library, Chubbuck, ID, http://www.lili.org/portneuf/
  • Princeton (NJ) Public Library, http://www.princeton.lib.nj.us/
  • Prospect Heights (IL) Public Library District, http://www.phl.alibrary.com/
  • Providence Public Library, http://www.provlib.org
  • Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County (NC), http://www.plcmc.org/
  • Queens Borough Public Library, http://www.queenslibrary.org
  • Reed Memorial Library, Ravenna, OH, http://www.reed.lib.oh.us/
  • Richland County (SC) Public Library, http://www.richland.lib.sc.us/
  • Sacramento (CA) Public Library, http://www.saclibrary.org/
  • Salt Lake City Public Library, http://www.slcpl.lib.ut.us/
  • San Antonio (TX) Public Library, http://www.sanantonio.gov/library/
  • San Diego Public Library, http://www.sandiego.gov/public-library/
  • Sandusky (OH) Library, http://www.sandusky.lib.oh.us/
  • San Francisco Public Library, http://sfpl.lib.ca.us/
  • San Jose (CA) Public Library, http://www.sjlibrary.org/
  • San Mateo (CA) Libraries, http://www.ci.sanmateo.ca.us/dept/library/
  • Santa Clara County (CA) Library, http://www.santaclaracountylib.org/
  • Santa Monica (CA) Public Library, http://www.smpl.org/
  • Scottsdale Public Library System, http://library.scottsdaleaz.gov
  • Seattle Public Library, http://www.spl.org/
  • Shaker Heights (OH) Public Library, http://www.shpl.lib.oh.us/
  • Skokie (IL) Public Library, http://www.skokielibrary.info/
  • Southfield (MI) Public Library, http://www.sfldlib.org/
  • St. Charles City-County (MO) Public Library, http://www.win.org/library/
  • St. Charles (IL) Public Library, http://www.stcharleslibrary.org/
  • St Joseph County (IN) Public Library, http://www.sjcpl.org
  • St. Louis (MO) Public Library, http://www.slpl.lib.mo.us/
  • St. Paul (MN) Public Library, http://www.stpaul.lib.mn.us/
  • Tacoma (WA) Public Library, http://www.tpl.lib.wa.us/
  • Tampa-Hillsborough County (FL) Library System, http://hcplc.org/
  • Thomas Ford Memorial Library in Western Springs, IL, http://www.fordlibrary.org/
  • Toledo-Lucas County (OH) Public Library, http://www.toledolibrary.org/
  • Vancouver (BC) Public Library http://www.vpl.vancouver.bc.ca/
  • Washington-Centerville (OH) Public Library, http://www.wcpl.lib.oh.us/
  • Waterloo (IA) Public Library, http://www.waterloopubliclibrary.org
  • Way Public Library, Perrysburg, OH http://www.way.lib.oh.us/
  • Weeks Public Library, Greenland, NH, http://www.weekslibrary.org/
  • West Bloomfield Township (MI) Public Library, http://www.wblib.org/
  • Westerville (OH) Public Library, http://www.wpl.lib.oh.us/
  • Westport (CT) Public Library, http://www.westportlibrary.org/
  • White Plains (NY) Public Library, http://www.whiteplainslibrary.org/
  • Williamsburg (VA) Regional Library, http://www.wrl.org/
  • Wilton (CT) Library, http://www.wiltonlibrary.org
  • Winnetka-Northfield (IL) Public Library District, http://www.wpld.alibrary.com/
  • Worthington (OH) Libraries, http://www.worthingtonlibraries.org