Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Borrowing Library Ideas From Our Neighbors to the North

Here are a couple of neat ideas from libraries in North Dakota.

Build Minot: Minot Public Library started Build Minot, a campaign encouraging people to propose community improvements through notes written on large plastic building blocks that were placed at select locations throughout the city.

Build Minot: Step 1 Choose a block, Step 2 Write what you want to see in our community on block, Step 3 Add block to sculture
Binge Boxes: What are they? Plastic cases filled with DVDs revolving around a theme. For example, “Spark My Tears” is filled with Nicholas Sparks movies. This new way of sharing the collection was revealed at the Bismarck Veterans Memorial Public Library. Patrons can check out one box per card for up to two weeks, and the first thirty boxes checked out came with candy and popcorn!
Binge Boxes on display at Bismarck Veterans Memorial Public Library