Since Quintin Jose V. Pastrana founded Library Renewal Partnership (LRP) in 2010, he has helped local Filipino communities open 105 libraries and community education centers. With up to 30 more centers planned for this year, the nonprofit, volunteer-run organization is on track to meet its 2020 goal to open 200 libraries and reach two million people.
An inspirational level of collaboration has been undertaken between San Diego and Tijuana, Mexico. A memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed at the end of 2014 has set in motion deeper cross-cultural collaborations and opened opportunities to expand efforts already under way between these sister cities divided by one of the busiest international borders in the world.
Lots of libraries run a One Book, One Community communitywide reading program. But we only know of one that published the book itself: Sacramento Public Library, CA. The library didn’t just promote One Book to its core audience of already-active patrons; it reached out with some very unconventional, award-winning marketing.