Proving Libraries' Worth When Doors are Closed with ILA’s Bigger Than a Building Talking Points and Toolkit

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ILA’s Bigger Than a Building: Talking Points

Whether our libraries are closed, open to curbside only, or have resumed full services, it is and will continue to be important to communicate the value libraries have brought to our communities during Illinois’ stay-at-home order. To assist you in communicating with your boards, administrators, city council members, patrons, students, and others, ILA has created a set of talking points. Please use as you see fit.

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ILA’s Bigger Than a Building campaign and toolkit includes several resources for libraries: tips for press releases and sample press releases, including one announcing new virtual or phone services; a sample op-ed about a slow reopening; a potential savings formula; articles to help make a case; and more.

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