Programming Ideas from California Public Libraries

Get inspired by California libraries! Programs featured on this page are examples of successful LSTA-funded programs created by libraries in response to community needs.

Before designing or implementing any library program, engage with members of your community, especially those not currently visiting the library or accessing programming and resources. What are their aspirations? What challenges do they face? What keeps them from engaging with the library, and how can you work with and provide support to them in removing barriers?  Gather feedback from current library users about your services and programs.  Engage with both groups to plan, design, and implement future programming together.