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Library Play Area on a Budget

Library Play Area on a Budget

Posted on: August 10, 2022, 6:28 am Category: Uncategorized

8 Practical Tips to Stop Being Insecure

8 Practical Tips to Stop Being Insecure

Posted on: August 10, 2022, 6:27 am Category: Uncategorized

On Loan: Library Use in Canada 2021 (A New Report by BookNet Canada)

On Loan: Library Use in Canada 2021 (A New Report by BookNet Canada)

On Loan: Library Use in Canada 2021 (A New Report by BookNet Canada)

“From a BookNet Canada Summary Blog Post:

On Loan: Library Use in Canada 2021 benchmarks library use in Canada by exploring the browsing, borrowing, and reading habits of Canadian library patrons. Comparing data from 2021 with past years, the study also reveals the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on library circulation.

This study incorporates data from our annual publications the Canadian Book Consumer Study 2021 and Canadian Leisure & Reading Study 2021, relying on both published and unreleased data from these consumer surveys.

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Visiting the library

In 2021, 96% of book borrowers reported having a public library branch located near them and 73% of book borrowers visited their local library in person at least once, up significantly from 59% in 2020. All told, 97% of ebook borrowers, 93% of audiobook borrowers, and 77% of print book borrowers visited a public library at least once in 2021. The graph below shows the frequency of in-person library visits for all book borrowers in 2021 and 2020. The highest frequency of in-person library visits in 2021 was one to four times, at 46%.

Frequency of in-person library visits, 2020–2021

 

Bar graph showing the frequency of in-person library visits in 2020 and 2021.

Compared to 50% in 2020, 69% of book borrowers visited their local library online at least once in 2021. Here, print book borrowers were the most frequent online library visitors in 2021 at 94%, compared to 68% of audiobook borrowers and 48% of ebook borrowers. The graph below shows the frequency of online library visits for book borrowers in 2021 and 2020. The majority of Canadian book borrowers visited the library online one to four times in 2021, at 55%.

 Frequency of online library visits, 2020–2021

 

 

Bar graph showing the frequency of online library visits in 2020 and 2021.

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Posted on: August 9, 2022, 6:10 pm Category: Uncategorized

The Difference Between a Fear and a Phobia

The Difference Between a Fear and a Phobia

Phobias are serious business, but they’re diagnosable and treatable.

https://lifehacker.com/the-difference-between-a-fear-and-a-phobia-1849327521

 

Posted on: August 9, 2022, 6:47 am Category: Uncategorized

CBS Video: Welcome to the library of the 21st century

Welcome to the library of the 21st century

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/welcome-to-the-library-of-the-21st-century/

Posted on: August 9, 2022, 6:22 am Category: Uncategorized

LEGO Foundation “BuildAWorldOfPlay” online event for libraries

Public Library Collaborators –

Thank you for being a part of the global Build a World of Play campaign with LEGO Foundation this year. We are organizing a final online workshop on September 1st to feature some example projects from public libraries around the world. We also want to discuss and recap what we learned and look ahead to the future. We would love for you to be a part of it.

September 1st, 2022 at 4pm UK / 5pm EU (11am US ET) – on Zoom

Please register here.

If you designed or hosted a playful learning activity at your library this summer, please send us a link or a short description to world-of-play@mit.edu. We are hoping to compile a list of projects that we can feature and share at the workshop.

We look forward to seeing you in September!

On behalf of the LEGO Foundation

 

Rolf, Muy-Cheng, Philipp, Kristine, and Rachel

Posted on: August 8, 2022, 4:43 pm Category: Uncategorized

EveryLibrary Institute Library Advocacy and Funding Conference 

EveryLibrary Institute developed the Library Advocacy and Funding Conference to help library staff, advocates, foundation or friends groups, and associations navigate the world of politics, advocacy, and philanthropy in order to build real support for library funding.

We’re excited to present a virtual format that allows our attendees to have the flexibility to build a conference schedule that fits their needs.

 

LAFCON will be held virtually from September 26-28th.

View the 2022 sessions here and the full conference tracks here.


 

We made this conference as flexible as possible to fit your busy schedule. With three days worth of content, you aren’t going to want to miss out on anything.

That’s why we made it possible to view the conference session in three different formats. All conference sessions will be made available on the first day of the conference. You can view these sessions in three unique ways to fit your schedule

  1. You can pick and choose the sessions that you want to attend and watch them at your convenience at anytime through the conference
  2. You can watch sessions by track if you are interested in gaining a deep level of knowledge in any area
  3. You can view the conference from beginning to end.

A few days before the conference opens, you will receive an email with links to view the conference sessions when they go live.

 


LAFCON will be held virtually from September 26-28th. Register today!


 

All tracks and topics will be pre-recorded and available on day one with speakers and attendees interacting live throughout all three days of the conference.

You’ll also get complimentary access to all of the sessions from our previous LAFCON event.

Register today!

Patrick “PC” Sweeney
Deputy Director

 


EveryLibrary Institute is a registered 501(c)3 organization (FEIN 81-4351204). We invite you to check up on us before donating by finding out more about us on Guidestar, the most trusted guide to non-profits on the Internet.

Posted on: August 8, 2022, 4:42 pm Category: Uncategorized