Outside the Lines!

What is OTL?

Libraries are dynamic centers for engagement that help everyone in your local community be their best. To shift perceptions, we need to demonstrate how the library is more relevant than ever before.

Let’s not just tell people how libraries have changed; let’s show them.

Outside the Lines 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:

Gets people thinking – and talking – about libraries in a different way.

Showcases the library out in the community as well as in the library.

Highlights how your library is relevant to people’s lives.

Represents your local community.

Is active versus passive – gets people engaged.

Is extraordinary and unexpected.

Most importantly, is fun!


What Can You Do To Spread The Word?

During the week of Sept. 10-16, 2017, and beyond:

Declare your library love online with the #getOTL hashtag.

Convince three friends to get a library card.

Share your library love by displaying these signs.

Tell everyone about your awesome library experiences.

Visit your local library. Take your friends!

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    Fleetpros is locally veteran owned and offers heavy duty equipment and diesel repairs. They now also offer tire repair!
  • Berthoud Surveyor
    Berthoud Surveyor
    Berthoud Surveyor is always there to keep you in the loop. They have been in business since 2004.
  • Coneheads Ice Cream
    Coneheads Ice Cream
    Cone heads boasts the best ice cream in town (even in the state!) and is a family owned business. They believe that there is nothing better for lunch than a delicious grilled cheese sandwich with a lovely scoop of ice cream for dessert!
  • Hays Market
    Hays Market
    Hays has been in business since 1929!
  • Grandpa's Cafe
    Grandpa's Cafe
    Grandpa's is family owned and is proud to announce to re-release of their original burger!
  • Guaranty Bank and Trust
    Guaranty Bank and Trust
    Small town bank customer service with big town bank resources!
  • Berthoud BATS bus
    Berthoud BATS bus
    BATS is celebrating their 25th anniversary!
  • Boho Sweet Boutique
    Boho Sweet Boutique
    Boho is family owned and celebrating their one year anniversary on the 16th of September!
  • Da Bean
    Da Bean
    Jennifer at Da Bean offers you way more than just coffee! They have a full breakfast and lunch menu, not to mention the home baked carrot cake!
  • SouthPaw Nail Care Studio
    SouthPaw Nail Care Studio
    Did you know Southpaw means left handed?
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    Berthoud Chamber of Commerce
    Currently boasting 300 memberships!
  • Wishful Living
    Wishful Living
    Guatemala and Indonesia shipments are in!
  • Berthoud Brick Oven
    Berthoud Brick Oven
    Cliff is a member of the Knights of Columbus and is the proud owner of Berthoud Brick Oven Pizzeria. Currently, he plans to give away over $1500 dollars worth of free turkeys this Thanksgiving!

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