Registration Open for Outside the Lines 2016



OTL-LOGOThis September, libraries everywhere will once again engage with with their communities during Outside the Lines. Registration is now open for the 2016 event.

OTL is a weeklong celebration demonstrating the creativity and innovation happening in libraries. Whether your organization is large or small, a school library or a public library, you can participate by hosting at least one event or campaign that:

  1. Gets people thinking – and talking – about libraries in a different way.
  2. Showcases the library out in the community as well as in the library.
  3. Highlights how your library is relevant to people’s lives.
  4. Represents your local community.
  5. Is active versus passive – gets people engaged.
  6. Is extraordinary and unexpected.
  7. Most importantly, is fun!
Students at Central Wyoming College with Riverton Branch Library bookmarks during Outside the Lines 2015.
Students at Central Wyoming College with Riverton Branch Library bookmarks during Outside the Lines 2015.

Last year, more than 275 libraries and organizations participated, including Fremont County Library System. FCLS had tweens making videos, and the Riverton Branch Library handed out specially designed bookmarks at Central Wyoming College that included a condom and the phrase, “Protect yourself With A Library Card: Information at Your Fingertips.” Read about Fremont County’s 2015 events here.

Headed to the Public Library Association 2016 conference? Get inspired during two interactive OTL sessions. They’ll discuss some of the innovative ways libraries have connected with their communities and the importance of reshaping library stories, and will brainstorm some fun, creative engagement strategies.These sessions will also be live-Tweeted at @getOTL and #getOTL.

Register your library for Outside the Lines at www.getoutsidethelines.org/user/register.

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