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

89 Participating Organizations

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