Advocacy for Vermont’s Public Libraries

The VLA Public Libraries Section is excited to announce an advocacy campaign in the form of five customizable posters. The goal of this campaign is to communicate what Vermont public libraries, collectively, achieve for Vermonters, as well as to highlight specific contributions from public libraries at the local level. Each poster is designed to be easily editable, so public libraries can personalize the poster by inserting their own statistics (instructions below).
We are hoping as many public libraries as possible will participate by downloading the posters, inserting their own statistics, and displaying them in their libraries, on their websites/social media, or around their town. Another benefit of the editable posters is that they can be updated and reused annually. We plan to release another 5 posters next year, giving libraries additional promotional materials to draw on. We hope that public libraries can use these posters for advocacy work, now and in the future.
VLA is making these posters available to all public libraries indefinitely, so you may choose to use them if/whenever you like. Not every poster will be relevant to every library, so feel free to use the ones that work for you and leave the rest. If you do make use of these posters, please consider sending an email to dana.hart@ilsleypubliclibrary.org to let us know (it will be good to have an idea of how many libraries end up utilizing this resource).

Download them here. Sample poster shown below.

Instructions for Editing Posters
  • In PowerPoint
    • Open the file in PowerPoint. The posters are designed so that the only editable section is the third section of text, in black print in the bottom third of the poster. Move your cursor over this section and click on the text box.
    • You may now insert your library’s name and the relevant statistics. Delete the “___” sections and replace with your own text.
    • Save or export the edited file in the format of your choice and share with your community!
  • In Google Slides
    • If you do not have access to PowerPoint, these files are easily editable in Google Slides. Open Google Drive and upload the files by clicking on the button marked “New” and selecting “File Upload” from the dropdown menu. Alternatively, you may drag and drop the file icon into Google Drive. Open the file by double clicking on the file icon.
    • The posters are designed so that the only editable section is the third section of text, in black print in the bottom third of the poster. Move your cursor over this section and click on the text box.
    • You may now insert your library’s name and the relevant statistics. Delete the “___” sections and replace with your own text.
    • Download the edited file in the format of your choice and share with your community!

Poster saying "At Kimball Public Library, you can borrow cake pans, puzzles, and snowshoes. Check them out yourself! Are there another non-traditional item you’d like to see offered at the library? Let us know!"