Federation of Ontario Public Libraries

One library’s creative advocacy campaign

Balloons signifying different funding sources at Manchester-by-the-Sea (Mass.)
 Public LibraryLisa Lindle writes: “In light of the threatened cuts to IMLS and federal library funding, we have seen an outpouring of support and an increase in advocacy efforts by librarians across the country. In April, Manchester-by-the-Sea (Mass.) Public Library decided to showcase how different types of fundinghelp the library to provide valuable services for their patrons. The librarians tied balloons around objects and materials in the library, using different colored balloons to signify the different funding sources.”…