A look at some of the special collections popping up in public libraries in the United States. Gayle Roberts and Wendy Lukert will talk about their experience at Blair Public Library with their Toy Library.
NCompass Live: Collections for Your Community - Tools? Cake Pans? Toys?
CollectionsFor YourCommunity<br />Thinking outside the box about <br />collections for your library<br />
COLLECTIVE THOUGHTS…..<br />Books and other library resources should be provided for the interest, information, and enlightenment of all people of the community the library serves.<br />Traditional vs. Non-traditional<br />
FORM THE COMMITTEE<br />Choose Well<br />Build Your Case<br />Approach The Library Board, The City (Or Governing Body) And The Community <br />
OUR FIRST ATTEMPT<br />A collaborative effort between the local college, the community schools and the library <br /><ul><li>An Educational Resource Center:</li></ul> a/k/a Toy Library<br />
OUR TOY TIMELINE<br />The Beginning Process, Feb 08-July 08<br />Funding – Grant Writing; Community Commitments, July 08-Nov 08<br />Committee Assignments, Sept 08-Dec 08<br />Staff Meetings; work flow discussions<br /> Dec 08 – Jan 09<br />Toys arrive – Jan 09-Mar 09<br />First Toys Checked Out – April 09<br />
SUCCESSFUL?<br />We think so ………<br />April/May – 68 Checkouts<br />May 25th – Aug 7th; 519 checkouts<br />We now average 148 checkouts per month, with summer checkouts over 300 a month.<br />