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= Success Stories =  
 
= Success Stories =  
 
*[http://www.librariesmatter.com/ Libraries Matter] - Check out their inspiring success stories and their successful wristband sales program.
 
*[http://www.librariesmatter.com/ Libraries Matter] - Check out their inspiring success stories and their successful wristband sales program.
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*[http://www.savelibraries.org/ Save Libraries] -  We are looking for contributors to the site. Please email us at: savelibs@gmail.com
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    Together we can make a difference. Together we can come up with a solution. Together we can save libraries!
  
 
= Fundraising Tips =
 
= Fundraising Tips =
  
*Check out [http://www.inmybook.com/ IN MY BOOK ®], a unique combination of greeting card and bookmark in one.  For resale by FOL groups, at booksales, at the library shop or at the circulation desk, these bookmark/cards make a great little fundraiser, and offer a bit of a change from all those tee-shirts, mugs and bookbags! Buy wholesale for $2.00 per card, sell them for $3.95, and enjoy the profits.  Please visit : [http://www.inmybook.com/libraries.htm the libraries page] and : [http://www.inmybook.com/inmybook.htm our gallery of styles].
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*Check out [http://www.inmybook.com/ IN MY BOOK ®], a unique combination of greeting card and bookmark in one.  For resale by FOL groups, at booksales, at the library shop or at the circulation desk, these bookmark/cards make a great little fundraiser, and offer a bit of a change from all those tee-shirts, mugs and bookbags! Buy wholesale for $2.00 per card, sell them for $3.95, and enjoy the profits.  Please visit : [http://www.inmybook.com/index.php?main_page=page&id=67&chapter=0&zenid=6236d259b984452bb34e1eac29597a50/our our libraries and FOLs page].
  
  
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*[http://webjunction.org/do/Navigation?category=392 Funding] by WebJunction
 
*[http://webjunction.org/do/Navigation?category=392 Funding] by WebJunction
*[http://www.folusa.com/ Friends of Libraries USA]
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*[http://www.folusa.com/ Friends of Libraries USA] IS NOW KNOW AS ALTAFF *[http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/altaff/index.cfm / ALTAFF] and includes trustees and foundation members as well as friends of the library.
 
*Check in daily for the very latest in library news with [http://www.lisnews.com/ LISNews].  Come by, read an article, add your comments, write a blog, or submit an article.  LISNews needs YOU!
 
*Check in daily for the very latest in library news with [http://www.lisnews.com/ LISNews].  Come by, read an article, add your comments, write a blog, or submit an article.  LISNews needs YOU!
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*[http://liswire.com LISWire] provides constantly updated information via press releases of interest to libraries and librarians.
 
*[http://www.librarygrants.blogspot.com/ Librant Grants Blog]Visit the library grants blog to find out about all types of grant opportunities available for your library! Maintained by two librarians, Stephanie Gerding and Pam MacKellar.
 
*[http://www.librarygrants.blogspot.com/ Librant Grants Blog]Visit the library grants blog to find out about all types of grant opportunities available for your library! Maintained by two librarians, Stephanie Gerding and Pam MacKellar.
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*[http://http://midhudson.org/funding/fundraising/main.htm MHLS Fundraising Resources Page (includes in-depth section on Friends Groups)] Mid-Hudson Library System.
  
 
= Specific Blog Posts/Articles/Books to Check Out  =
 
= Specific Blog Posts/Articles/Books to Check Out  =
  
*[http://www.ala.org/ala/pla/plapubs/publiclibraries/publiclibraries.htm <i>Public Libraries</i>] "Bringing in the Money". Column, Jan. 2005-present (every issue).
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*[http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/pla/plapublications/publiclibraries/index.cfm <i>Public Libraries</i> monthly column: Bringing in the Money] (ALL ''Public Libraries'' issues from Jan/Feb 2003 through Nov/Dec 2008 reside as freely available full-text PDF files on this page). -- The Bringing in the Money column first appeared in the March/April 2005 issue with a reprint of a 2004 article by John Pepper/Minnesota Library Association. Stephanie Gerding started off the column in the May/June 2005 issue, and her final byline appeared in the March/April 2007 issue. Lee Price took over the column with the May/June 2007 issue.
  
 
*[http://www.neal-schuman.com/db/5/505.html Grants for Libraries: A How-To-Do-It Manual and CD-ROM for Librarians] Neal-Schuman Publishers. 2006.
 
*[http://www.neal-schuman.com/db/5/505.html Grants for Libraries: A How-To-Do-It Manual and CD-ROM for Librarians] Neal-Schuman Publishers. 2006.

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Contents

Success Stories

  • Libraries Matter - Check out their inspiring success stories and their successful wristband sales program.
  • Save Libraries - We are looking for contributors to the site. Please email us at: savelibs@gmail.com
       * Subscribe to the site: http://savelibraries.org
       * Show your support with a Twibbon on Twitter and Facebook: http://twibbon.com/join/Save-   Libraries
       * Join our Facebook Fan Page: http://www.facebook.com/SaveLibraries
       * Help us collect testimonials by emailing them to us or tagging them with “savelibraries.”
   Together we can make a difference. Together we can come up with a solution. Together we can save libraries!

Fundraising Tips

  • Check out IN MY BOOK ®, a unique combination of greeting card and bookmark in one. For resale by FOL groups, at booksales, at the library shop or at the circulation desk, these bookmark/cards make a great little fundraiser, and offer a bit of a change from all those tee-shirts, mugs and bookbags! Buy wholesale for $2.00 per card, sell them for $3.95, and enjoy the profits. Please visit : our libraries and FOLs page.


Here's another nice fundraising idea... Light up roses!

Blogs/Websites to Watch

Specific Blog Posts/Articles/Books to Check Out

  • Public Libraries monthly column: Bringing in the Money (ALL Public Libraries issues from Jan/Feb 2003 through Nov/Dec 2008 reside as freely available full-text PDF files on this page). -- The Bringing in the Money column first appeared in the March/April 2005 issue with a reprint of a 2004 article by John Pepper/Minnesota Library Association. Stephanie Gerding started off the column in the May/June 2005 issue, and her final byline appeared in the March/April 2007 issue. Lee Price took over the column with the May/June 2007 issue.
  • Gerding, S. (Feb. 2003). Small Library, Big Fundraising: Community Support Is Way Above Par. Computers in Libraries, 23(2), 14.
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