Public Libraries

Submitted: American Girls at Darien Library

“The email from the children’s library was that they wanted me to retouch their American Girl styled portraits for their upcoming AG program. The ladies put together their own creative costumes using pre-owned materials or buying extra touches very cheaply…. Continue Reading →

Submitted: Connect Williamsport Community Calendar (2013)

“In early 2013, the James V. Brown Library went live with Connect Williamsport, a free community calendar that highlighted the events of interest in the Williamsport, Pa., area. The goal was to create an eye-catching design with bold colors and… Continue Reading →

Posters from Greenville County Library System

Greenville County Library System has a graphic designer on staff, and it shows. Everywhere you look on Greenville’s web presence, though, you’ll see the touch of a graphic designer – from the Library’s logo,  to the icons on the webpage,… Continue Reading →

Books and Beyond at Alberta’s Libraries (2008)

“Launched in 2008, the Books and beyond campaign was created not only to promote the exciting wealth of resources available at Alberta’s libraries, but to break existing stereotypes with a serious dose of irony.”1 The campaign was ambitious, spanning print,… Continue Reading →

“Discovering the Benefits” at Pinal County Library District (2013)

You may have seen this campaign back when it launched in September 2013, in honour of National Library Card Sign-up Month. Pinal County Library district produced 30 unique images in the style of old Penguin and Pelican book covers, and… Continue Reading →

Submitted: Humanizing the Westerville Library

Click any of the above photos to view larger “In 2013, the Westerville Public Library embarked on a year-long website redesign. One of the goals of this project was to “humanize” the library’s web presence. This medium-size library has a… Continue Reading →

Submitted: A New and Improved Michigan eLibrary (MeL)

“On June 16, 2014, the Library of Michigan announced the official debut of the new and improved Michigan elibrary! Besides an amazing new “look and feel” for the website, we have implemented a discovery service, which includes a search box… Continue Reading →

Middletown Public Library Rebranding (2014)

Logo Before & After Middletown Public Library, just two years ago was in a crisis. Having been de-funded by the Middletown borough council, it was left to its own devices (and financial reserves). Fast forward a few years (mostly because… Continue Reading →

Wells County Public Library Rebranding (2013)

John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Award Winner 2014 Back in 2012, Wells County Public Library did a marketing evaluation and came to the conclusion that there was a lot of inconsistency in how the library was being presented to… Continue Reading →

In Brief: Columbus Metropolitan Library 141st Birthday

Posted for the ‘March Forth’ pun. Source: Pinterest  

Champaign Public Library – “Show Some Library Love” (2013)

John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Award Winner 2014 The 2013 fundraising campaign for the Champaign Public Library Foundation was themed around the tagline “Show Some Library Love”. The campaign rolled out across multiple media, including: library banners, print mailer,… Continue Reading →

Saskatoon Public Library Rebranding (2012)

Back in 2012, Saskatooon Public Library  underwent a rebranding as part of it’s centennial celebration. SPL hired Tap Communications and designer Tim Neal to create the new logo; it later received an Elevator Award for the work. The Saskatoon Public… Continue Reading →

Brooklyn Public Library Logo Redesign (2014)

Armin from (the highly recommended) Brand New noted (back in January, when it happened) the logo change (and loss of letters) for Brooklyn Public Library. There is also a corresponding blog post at BPL, featuring some historical logos for the library,… Continue Reading →

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