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Who's in your community?

Fascinating, complex people with wide-ranging interests. Give them the resources they need and you’ll demonstrate your library’s essential value.

Body & Mind

Help community members care for their bodies, cook for their families, and expand their minds. 

The Health Nut Image: Be the go-to for The Health Nut
The Self-Improver Image: Be the go-to for the Self-Improver
The Home Chef Image: Be the go-to for the Home Chef
The Book Club Member Image: Be the go-to for The Book Club Member
The Care-giver Image: Be the go-to for The Care-giver
The Large Print Reader Image: Be the go-to for The Large Print Reader
The Researcher Image: Be the go-to for The Researcher

Career

Whether launching a business or developing marketable skills, these patrons are eager to take the next step.

The Job Seeker Image: Be the go-to for The Job Seeker
The Small Business Owner Image: Be the go-to for The Small Business Owner
The Techie Image: Be the go-to for The Techie
The Goal-Getter Image: Be the go-to for The Goal-Getter
The Health Care Professional Image: Be the go-to for The Health Care Professional
The International Executive Image: Be the go-to for The International Executive
The School Teacher Image: Be the go-to for The School Teacher
The Writer's Group Image: Be the go-to for The Writer's Group

Creative Pursuits

From gardeners to musicians, you’ll recognize these community members and their information needs.

The Avid Gardener Image: Be the go-to for The Avid Gardener
The DIYer Image: Be the go-to for The DIYer
The Photographer Image: Be the go-to for The Photographer
The Crafter Image: Be the go-to for The Crafter
The Artist Image: Be the go-to for The Artist
The Family Historian Image: Be the go-to for The Family Historian
The Movie Geek Image: Be the go-to for The Movie Geek
The Musician Image: Be the go-to for The Musician
The Theatregoer Image: Be the go-to for The Theatregoer

Education

Identify students of all ages and learning environments, then match them to outstanding resources.

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The Kiddos Image: Be the go-to for The Kiddos
The Middle Schooler: Be the go-to for The Middle Schooler
The High School Student Image: Be the go-to for The High School Student
The College Prepper Image: Be the go-to for The College Prepper
The Aspiring High School Graduate: Be the go-to for The Aspiring H.S. Graduate
The Spanish Speaker Image: Be the go-to for The Spanish Speaker
The Homeschooler Image: Be the go-to for The Homeschooler

World Explorers

Help travelers, newsies, historians, environmentalists, and more explore the world and learn.

The World Traveler Image: Be the go-to for The World Traveler
The News Junkie Image: Be the go-to for The News Junkie
The U.S. Traveler Image: Be the go-to for The U.S. Traveler
The Informed Citizen Image: Be the go-to for The Informed Citizen
The History Buff Image: Be the go-to for The History Buff
The Cultural Enthusiast Image: Be the go-to for The Cultural Enthusiast
The Feminist Image: Be the go-to for The Feminist

Life Stages

Meet the information and leisure needs of patrons in each life stage, from little ones to retirees.

The Retiree Image: Be the go-to for The Retiree
The Beginner Image: Be the go-to for The Beginner
The Teen Image: Be the go-to for The Teen
The Modern Family Image: Be the go-to for The Modern Family
The Senior Citizen Image: Be the go-to for The Senior Citizen
The Financial Planner Image: Be the go-to for The Financial Planner

For You

Librarians, library directors and small libraries, rejoice! We get you … and we’ve got you covered.

The Librarian Image: Be the go-to for The Librarian
The Library Director Image: Be the go-to for The Library Director
 
 
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