Sept. 11-17, 2016

Libraries are dynamic centers for engagement that help everyone in your local community be their best. To shift perceptions, we need to demonstrate how the library is more relevant than ever before.

Let’s not just tell people how libraries have changed; let’s show them.

Outside the Lines is a weeklong celebration demonstrating the creativity and innovation happening in libraries. Whether your organization is large or small, a school library or a public library, you can participate by hosting at least one event or campaign that:

  1. Gets people thinking – and talking – about libraries in a different way.
  2. Showcases the library out in the community as well as in the library.
  3. Highlights how your library is relevant to people’s lives.
  4. Represents your local community.
  5. Is active versus passive – gets people engaged.
  6. Is extraordinary and unexpected.
  7. Most importantly, is fun!


2016 Participating Organizations

211 Participating Organizations

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Organization Name City
Aarhus Public Libraries Århus C
Puerto Rico
Organization Name City
San Juan Community Library San Juan
Medjimurje county
Organization Name City
Knjižnica i čitaonica Grada Preloga Prelog
United States
Organization Name City
Birmingham Public Library Birmingham
Coliseum Blvd. Branch Library Montgomery
Decatur Public Library Decatur
Dothan Houston County Library System Dothan
Florence-Lauderdale Public Library Florence
Gardendale Public Library Gardendale
Guntersville Public Library Guntersville
Library Montgomery
Pell City Public Library Pell City
Tuscaloosa Public Library Tuscaloosa
Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest Vestavia Hills
Organization Name City
Maricopa County Library District Phoenix
Pima County Public Library Tucson
Scottsdale Public Scottsdale
Organization Name City
Burbank Public Library Burbank
Burlingame Public Library Burlingame
Kings County Library Hanford
Los Gatos Library Los Gatos
Mountain View Public Library Mountain View
Palos Verdes Library District Rolling Hills Estates
San Francisco Public Library San Francisco
San Mateo County Libraries San Mateo
Solano County Library Fairfield
Organization Name City
Anythink Libraries Thornton
Arapahoe LIbraries Englewood
Aurora Public Library Aurora
Berthoud Community Library District Berthoud
Boulder Public Library Boulder
Clear Creek Library District Georgetown
Clearview Library District Windsor
Colorado State Library Englewood
Cortez Public Library Cortez
Delta County Libraries Hotchkiss
Denver Public Library Denver
Dolores Public Library Dolores
Douglas County Libraries Castle Rock
Durango Public Library Durango
Eagle Valley Library District Eagle
Estes Valley Library Estes Park
Fort Lupton Public & School Library Fort Lupton
Fort Morgan Public Library Fort Morgan
Garfield County Public Library District Glenwood Springs
Gunnison county library district Gunnison
High Plains Library District Greeley
Ignacio Community Library Ignacio
Jefferson County Public Libraries Lakewood
John C. Fremont Library District Florence
Lake County Public Library Leadville
library Las Animas
Louisville Public Library Louisville
Loveland Public LIbrary Loveland
Lyons Regional Library District Lyons
Mancos Public Library Mancos
MDE Public Library Broomfield
Ouray Public Library Ouray
Pikes Peak Library District Colorado Springs
Pine River Library Bayfield
Poudre River Public Library District Fort Collins
Trinidad Carnegie Public Library Trinidad
Vail Public library Vail
Westminster Public Library Westminster
Wilkinson Public Library Telluride
Organization Name City
Cora J. Belden Library Rocky Hill
Lucy Robbins Welles Library Newington
Organization Name City
Broward County Library Fort Lauderdale
Clearwater Public Library System Clearwater
Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative Tampa
Jacksonville Public Library Jacksonville
Lake County Library System Umatilla
Manatee County Public Library Bradenton
Miami-Dade Public Library System Miami
Northwest Regional Library System Panama City
Orange County Library System Orlando
Palm Beach County Library West Palm Beach
Robert L. F. Sikes Public Library Crestview
Sanibel Public Library sanibel
Suwannee River Regional Library Live Oak
Organization Name City
Gilmer County Library Ellijay
R.T. Jones Memorial Library Canton
Organization Name City
Community Library Network Hayden
EveryLibrary Riverside
Grangeville Centennial Library Grangeville
Organization Name City
Bloomington Public Library Bloomington
Centralia Regional Library District Centralia
Chenoa Public Library District Chenoa
Ella Johnson Memorial Public Library District Hampshire
Indian Trails Public Library District Wheeling
Lincoln Library Springfield
Plainfield Public Library District Plainfield
Robert W. Rowe Public Library Sheridan
Rock Island Public Library Rock Island
Six Mile Regional Library District Granite City
Organization Name City
Bedford Public Library Bedford
Bloomfield-Eastern Greene County Public Library Bloomfield
Bourbon Public Library Bourbon
Delphi Public Library Delphi
Hamilton East Public Library Fishers
Indianapolis Public Library, Spades Park Branch Indianapolis
Kendallville Public LIbrary Kendallville
Lawrenceburg Public Library District Lawrenceburg
Monticello Public Library Monticello
Nappanee Public Library Nappanee
Putnam County Public Library Greencastle
Sullivan County Public Library Sullivan
Walton and Tipton Township Public LIbrary Walton
Organization Name City
Marion County Public Library Lebanon
Organization Name City
Bossier Parish Library Bossier City
Caddo Magnet High School Shreveport
Natchitoches Parish Library Natchitoches
Ouachita Parish Public Library Monroe
Organization Name City
Reading Public Library Reading
Waltham Public Library Waltham
Organization Name City
Anne Arundel County Public Library Annapolis
Baltimore County Public Library Towson
Frederick County Public Libraries Frederick
Queen Anne's County Library Centreville
Organization Name City
Grant Area District Liibrary Grant
Houghton Lake Public Library Houghton Lake
Jackson District Library Jackson
Orion Township Public Library Lake Orion
Organization Name City
Austin Public Library Austin
Erickson Library Duluth
Great River Regional Library Long Prairie
Hennepin County Library Minnetonka
Library St Cloud
Rock County Library Luverne
Willmar Public Library Willmar
Organization Name City
Barry-Lawrence Regional Library Cassville Branch Cassville
Howard County Public Library Fayette
Livingston County Library Chillicothe
Missouri Library Association Ballwin
Montgomery City Public Library Montgomery City
St. Joseph Public Library St. Joseph
Westport Middle School Springfield
Organization Name City
Carnegie Public Library Clarksdale
Columbus-Lowndes Public Library System Columbus
Elizabeth Jones Library Grenada
First Regional Library Hernando
Jackson Hinds Library System Jackson
Jackson-George Regional Library System Pascagoula
Kemper-Newton Regional Library System Union
Madison County Library Systemq Canton
Mississippi Library Commission Jackson
Neshoba County Library Philadelphia
Puckett High School Puckett
Warren County-Vicksburg Public Library Vicksburg
Organization Name City
Bozeman Public Library Bozeman
Montana State Library Helena
Valier Public Library Valier
North Carolina
Organization Name City
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Charlotte
New Jersey
Organization Name City
Wayne Public Library Wayne
New York
Organization Name City
Freeport Memorial Library Malverne
Mahopac Public Library Mahopac
Millbrook Library Millbrook
Poughkeepsie Public Library District Poughkeepsie
Suffolk Cooperative Library System Bellport
West Hempstead Public Library west hempstead
Organization Name City
Ida Rupp Public Library Port Clinton
Rocky River Public Library Rocky River
Organization Name City
Miami Public Library Miami
Organization Name City
Deschutes Public Library Bend
Hillsboro Public Library Hillsboro
Organization Name City
Manheim Community Library Manheim
Pleasant Hills Public Library Pittsburgh
St. Marys Public Library St. Marys
Rhode Island
Organization Name City
Lincoln Public Library Lincoln
South Dakota
Organization Name City
Baltic School Library Baltic
Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library Vermillion
Rapid City Public Library Rapid City
Organization Name City
Chattanooga Public Library Chattanooga
Organization Name City
Bertha Voyer Memorial Library Honey Grove
Chico Public Library Chico
Dallas Public Library Dallas
Denison Public Library Denison
Grand Prairie Public Library System Grand Prairie
Judy B. McDonald Public Library Nacogdoches
Lake Travis Community Library Austin
New Braunfels Public Library New Braunfels
Patrick Heath Public Library Boerne
Patrick Heath Public Library Boerne
Robert J. Kleberg Public Library Kingsville
San Antonio Public Library San Antonio
Sterling Municipal Library Baytown
University of Texas Libraries Austin
Organization Name City
Eagle Mountain Public Library Eagle Mountain
North Logan City Library North Logan
Salt Lake County Library Services West Jordan
Organization Name City
Virginia Tech's University Libraries Blacksburg
Organization Name City
Charlotte Library Charlotte
Organization Name City
Fort Vancouver Regional Library District Vancouver
Olympic College Libraries Bremerton
Vancouver Community Library Vancouver
Organization Name City
Rhinelander District Library Rhinelander
School District of Tomahawk Tomahawk
Sparta Free Library Sparta
West Virginia
Organization Name City
Burnsville Public Library Burnsville,
Summersville Public Library Summersville
Organization Name City
Wyoming State Library Cheyenne


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Who We Are

Outside the Lines is an initiative designed by Colorado library marketers and directors that gets libraries “walking the walk” – taking action to show our communities how important libraries are and how they’ve changed.

This celebration takes many of the concepts discussed at R‑Squared – The Risk & Reward Conference, such as creativity, customer curiosity, culture, community and creative spaces, and puts them into action where they count – in our local communities.

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