Video Project: Community Collaboration

To support Library Lover’s Month in February and NYS Library Advocacy Day on March 2, NCLS is coordinating an advocacy project that puts your community collaborations in the spotlight! We’re looking for short videos – three minutes or less – about a project or program that highlights a collaboration between your library and another community group. Some examples might include:

  • Schools or homeschooling groups
  • Head Start or other early childhood educators
  • Museums or historical societies
  • Parks and recreation
  • Social agencies
  • Literacy groups
  • 4-H, FFA, or other youth-serving organizations
  • Police or fire departments
  • Arts organizations
  • Faith-based organizations
  • Health care providers

Did you partner with your school library system to host a maker fair? Bring fire trucks to your parking lot for a fire safety storytime? Publish a cookbook with your local food pantry? We want to know about it!

Submit your video by uploading it to your YouTube channel (set to public) and sending us a link, or by sending us the file so that we can upload the video to ours.

Deadline is Friday, December 31, 2021. Contact Angela with questions.

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month

September is right around the corner, and NCLS wants to make sure everyone knows it’s Library Card Sign-Up Month! We’ve produced a radio PSA that will air throughout the month, and we’re sending a press release to local media outlets.

Your library can help by promoting Library Card Sign-Up Month on your social media platforms (ALA has a great toolkit) and by making sure your community is aware of everything your library has to offer.

For more information and to access the toolkit, visit the ALA website: