Bringing the Arts Into the Libraryby Carol Smallwood (Editor)
"Using a library's facilities to bring arts to the community is a wonderful marketing and outreach opportunity, a tangible way to show the public that libraries offer value, thus shoring up grassroots support. Editor Smallwood has combed the country finding examples of programs implemented by a variety of different types of libraries to enrich, educate, and entertain patrons through the arts. Her book shares such successful efforts as
◗◗ Poetry programs in the public library
◗◗ Gatherings for local authors at the community college
◗◗ Creative writing in middle schools
◗◗Multicultural arts presentations at the university library
◗◗ Initiatives to fight illiteracy through the arts
The amazing creativity and resourcefulness found in each example provide practical models which can be adapted to any library environment, inspiring librarians looking for unique programming ideas."
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The arts and libraries are a natural fit; this book is a treasure-trove of ideas and practical advice about how to bring them together.
This book is an affirmation of the role libraries can play in the arts, even in this time of technology overload.
Joy of joys, that this book should offer the ideas necessary for allowing libraries to fully realize their potential as natural powerhouses for their community's cultural life by drawing in writers, painters, photographers and other artists, who by virtue of their creations, then pull in patrons!