Celebrate Library Innovation!

Check out the Top Innovators, Honorable Mentions and all other library initiatives from the 2016 ULC Innovations Initiative!

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View library innovations from across the United States and Canada!
View library innovations from across the United States and Canada!

Summer Learning Toolkit

Access innovative strategies and resources for expanding summer reading into summer learning!

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Read the new online toolkit, "Libraries at the Center of Summer Learning and Fun"
Read the new online toolkit, "Libraries at the Center of Summer Learning and Fun"

Expanding Summer Opportunities

ULC’s new Leadership Brief highlights the growing role of public libraries as leaders in summer learning.

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Read the ULC Leadership Brief, "Libraries Expanding Summer Opportunities"
Read the ULC Leadership Brief, "Libraries Expanding Summer Opportunities"

Effective Summer Learning in Libraries

New ULC report explores library summer learning programs and action steps for initiating assessment!

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ULC's new report explores library summer learning programs and action steps for initiating assessment!
ULC's new report explores library summer learning programs and action steps for initiating assessment!

INSPIRING LIBRARIES. 
TRANSFORMING COMMUNITIES.

Today's public libraries are no longer just shelves of books, racks of newspapers and "quiet, please" signs. They're thought leaders and catalysts for empowering diverse individuals to think, act, aspire. Today's libraries are powerful education institutions, progressive technology centers with media labs, and rich resources for individual and community development. Every person who uses a library to gain knowledge and skills strengthens the fabric of the entire community. 

The Urban Libraries Council (ULC), founded in 1971, is the voice for public libraries in the United States and Canada and the force that inspires them to evolve. We create the tools, techniques and ideas to make ongoing improvements and upgrades in services and technology. We also speak loudly and clearly about the value public libraries bring to communities. We secure funding for research that results in the development of new programs and services. And by serving as a forum for library leadership, we produce innovative ideas and best practices that ensure community impact. 

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News & Announcements
Welcome to ULC, Chesterfield County Public Library! › Chesterfield County Public Library is the newest Member of ULC!
Carmel Clay Public Library › Please welcome the new Carmel Clay Public Library director, Bob Swanay, to ULC!
ULC Member Survey Highlights Library Outreach to Low-Income K-3rd Grade Children › In August, ULC distributed a survey to member libraries to gather information ab…
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