Community Engagement

Colorado State Library Community Engagement Standards

The community is strengthened through the active facilitation and/or participation by the library in efforts to gather input, engage in meaningful discussions, and act in partnership to support community-wide growth and transformation. Library affiliates (friends and/or foundation organizations) are aligned to strengthen the connections between the library and the community.

Community Engagement: Serving Diverse Communities Where They Are

WebJunction offers a great overview of community engagement, and tips for identifying your community’s diverse needs.

Community Centered: 23 Reasons Why Your Library Is the Most Important Place in Town

An article from Public Libraries that details ways libraries are and can be critical to the communities we serve.

Civic Engagement

Community Assessment

Digital Engagement


Services and Programming

Working with Community Groups