North Carolina Public Library Data

North Carolina

This flyer was created to celebrate National Library Week 2016 and ALA's Libraries Transform campaign.

2014-15 PLS data on how libraries contribute to early childhood literacy, public computing and technology, and workforce development in their communities.

By the Numbers: Technology in NC public libraries is compiled data from the 2015 Edge Initiative and FY14/15 Public Library Survey.

See how NC's 2013-2014 LSTA funds were distributed via competitive grants and statewide projects.

Flier on workforce development and NC public libraries (2013-2014 data), created for Library Legislative Day 2014.

2014 Impact Survey data about how patrons in NC libraries use public access technology (including impact on employment, health, education, and egovernment resources).

Peer examples

Fontana Regional Library Long Range Planning Survey, 2016

New Hanover Public Library, Facts from 2015

Early Literacy, New Hanover Public Library, 2015-16

Advocacy flyer for state support, East Albemarle Regional

Patron support, Randolph County Public Library, 2014

"6 things you can do to help sustain state aid!" flyer, Randolph County

Understanding the Library Budget brochure, Charlotte Mecklenburg

Advocacy and communications plan, Charlotte Mecklenburg

Workforce development and the library, Cumberland County

National Resources

The Public Library Association offers many tools and reports to support advocacy activities. Find reports, archived training, toolkits and more on PLA's website.

The Library Advocate's Handbook covers basic techniques that work, whether you are seeking an increase in funding, campaigning for a new building (from ALA)

"Library Snapshot Day: A Primer" is for Creating a Library Snapshot Day in Your State (from ALA)

Resources, courses and tools to help library advocates make the case at the local level(from ALA)

Quotable facts about American Libraries, 2012 (from ALA)

"Advocating in a Tough Economy Toolkit": Tips and tools to help library supporters make the case for libraries in tough economic times. 2012 (from ALA)

Youth services / Summer Reading Program

"The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) Advocacy Toolkit "

"The data-driven argument for summer reading programs" (Source: State Library of NC, 2013)

Charts to advocate summer reading programs. Use them!

Infographic from YASLA "What Libraries Do For Teens," using PLA's 2012 PLDS Statistical Report findings.