Sept. 10-16, 2017

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!


2017 Participating Organizations

76 Participating Organizations

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Cold Lake Public Library Cold Lake
LP Fisher Public Library Woodstock
Medjimurje county
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Knjižnica i čitaonica Grada Preloga Prelog
United States
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Florence-Lauderdale Public Library Florence
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Palos Verdes Library District Rolling Hills Estates
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Anythink Libraries Thornton
Aurora Public Libraries Aurora
Berthoud Community Library District Berthoud
Colorado State Library Englewood
Crested Butte Library Crested Butte
Delta County Libraries Hotchkiss
Fort Morgan Public Library Fort Morgan
High Plains Library District Greeley
Lyons Regional Library District Lyons
Pikes Peak Library District Manitou Springs
Pine River Library Bayfield
Poudre River Public Library District Fort Collins
Vail Public library Vail
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Cora J. Belden Library Rocky Hill
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Leesburg Public Library Leesburg
Northwest Regional Library System Panama City
Orange County Library System Orlando
Osceola County Libraries - St Cloud Branch St Cloud
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Boise School District Boise
Kamiah Community Library Kamiah
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Arlington Heights Memorial Library Arlington Heights
EveryLibrary Riverside
Mount Prospect Public Library Mount Prospect
Plainfield Public Library District Plainfield
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Bloomfield-Eastern Greene County Public Library Bloomfield
Hancock County Public Library Greenfield
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Bonner Springs City Library Bonner Springs
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Bolton Public Library Bolton
Grafton Public Library Grafton
Oak Bluffs Public LIbrary Oak Bluffs
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Niles District Library Niles
Pontiac Public Library Pontiac
Southfield Public Library Southfield
Three Rivers Public Library Three Rivers
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Washington County Library Cottage Grove
Willmar Public Library Willmar
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Central MS Regional Library System Brandon
Jane Blain Brewer Memorial Library Mt. Olive
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ImagineIF Libraries Kalispell
North Carolina
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University of North Carolina at Greensboro Department of Library and Information Studies Greensboro
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Do Space Omaha
New Hampshire
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Goffstown Public Library Goffstown
Ingalls Memorial Library Rindge
New Jersey
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Burlington County Library System Westampton
Burlington County Library System Westampton
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Carson City Library Carson City
New York
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Div New York
Farminmgdale Public Library Farmingdale
Mahopac Public Library Mahopac
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Bellevue Public Library Bellevue
Ida Rupp Public Library Port Clinton
Rocky River Public Library Rocky River
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Miami Public Library Miami
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Driftwood Public Library Lincoln City
Hillsboro Public Library Hillsboro
Sherwood Public Library Sherwood
Toledo Public Library Toledo
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Chester County Library and District Center Exton
Pleasant Hills Public Library Pittsburgh
South Dakota
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Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library Vermillion
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Bertha Voyer Memorial Library Honey Grove
Dallas Public Library Dallas
HCPL/Evelyn Meador Library Seabrook
Judy B. McDonald Public Library Nacogdoches
Lake Travis Community Library Austin
Marcia R. Garza Elementary Library Alamo
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Salt Lake County Library Services Holladay
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Spokane Public Library Spokane
Ascoli Piceno
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Arlette Warfield mbH Settignano
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Youth Initiative For Sustainable Human Development in Africa Sabo Tasha


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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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