“When we say small and rural that’s what we mean!”
The inaugural Little Branches, Rural Roots Library Conference will be taking place at the Arnprior Public Library on October 4 and 5, 2019. This conference has been tailored to meet the needs of small, rural libraries in Ontario.
The steering committee is comprised of four CEOs representing 4 single branch libraries located in Renfrew County. Special thanks to Whitehots for their corporate sponsorship of this event!
We have confirmed author visits, sessions and workshops covering topics such as fundraising, cataloguing, podcasting for small libraries, processing and mending, collection development, employee engagement, an Interlibrary Loan roundtable, dealing with mental health issues in a rural setting as well as youth services components.
Icebreakers and special events include an historical/haunted walk through the streets of Arnprior, a wine tasting/trivia night and plenty of opportunity to network.
Our vision is to build on the success of this conference and have other small libraries offer to host future events.