Tuesday, February 18, 2014

More on Newsletters!

    When  you have figured out the basics of your newsletter frequency and authors you need to decide on layout , design, and format.  What you want to do is make your newsletter tailored to your library. So you need to decide on design, graphics, and layout.  You want to design a unique newsletter that showcases your library. Another item to decide how many pages you newsletter will consist of.

   Front page of newsletter:: Article highlighting major activities or services of the library.   A listing of up coming adult, children, technology programs, events, and exhibits. You may also include a listing of new items, and new technologies.

  Second pages : Short book reviews written by staff , information about Friends groups,   book club news, discussion groups held at the library, ect.

   Newsletters can include clip art, photos of staff or programs, a listing of opening times,  patrons using different resources . Don't forget to obtain photo releases if using pictures of patrons - both adult and children).

  Even just a  two page newsletter can highlight the most important aspects of the library. It is also a great way to advertise  its programs and service. Keep in mind that the newsletter is intended to inform, inspire and grab the attention of patrons and future patrons,


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