Invest in your library.
Strengthen Your Community.

Helping you cultivate your library's potential so you can better serve and strengthen your community.

We believe that a dynamic library is at the heart of every great community.

Libraries are essential. They are centers for community connection, collaboration, and inspiration. To effectively serve their communities, libraries must continually adapt to evolving needs. We can help.

Library Strategies' job is to work with libraries and library-supporting organizations to realize this vision. Our experience and passion for libraries makes us an ideal partner, no matter the size of your system or the challenges you face.

We understand you.

We believe in libraries. We get libraries. As the only consulting group in the country based within a library support organization, we understand your mission because it’s our mission. We also understand the unique challenges libraries face and have worked with hundreds of libraries to address them. As a result, we bring unique experience, wisdom, and innovative ideas to your project. Our deep knowledge saves you time and money.

"It was so valuable to have an outsider come in and look at our facilities; what changes are needed; recommendations for those changes; why those changes need to be made. It really opened our eyes."

Anna Grace
Wadsworth Library

"I would highly recommend Library Strategies, even to smaller library organizations who may feel like they don’t have the money for this type of consultant. What we paid vs. what we got out of it, made it not only a reasonable expense, it moved us forward in ways that would have been difficult and taken more time if we hadn’t used their services."

Michele Leininger
Marshall-Lyon County Library

How can we help your library?

Our consultants are among the best and the brightest library leaders who handle projects of all sizes. Let's talk about your needs.

  • Strategic Planning Services

    Strategic Planning

    Facilities Planning

    Training

  • Resource Development and Community Investment

    Development Planning

    Feasibility Study

    Capital Campaign

    Capacity Assessment

    Friends and Foundations

    Board Development

    Advocacy Training

Webinars

Do you want to learn more about our services before you plan your project? These webinars offer advice on everything from fundraising basics, to planning, to Friends and Foundations. Browse our free webinar videos here and then give us a call for a consultation.

Latest Blog Posts

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Library Strategies Year End Review

A year-end note from our director Alayne Hopkins:Library Strategies saw a broad range of projects in 2023 and worked with several previous clients on new initiatives. Strategic Planning continued to be a strong area of need, and library support organizations sought guidance on how to best support their library partners. For 2024, we’re looking forward…

Building Better Libraries with The Idaho Commission for Libraries

Library Strategies is excited to share our newest partnership with you! The Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL), the state agency that supports libraries in Idaho, recently awarded more than $3.25 million in facilities improvement grants to 15 public libraries. This special funding stems from the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Capital Projects Fund. Building projects…

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Introducing Richmond Kinney

Hello everyone! I am the newest member of the Libraries Strategies staff and want to take this opportunity to introduce myself and talk about my role in the organization.  I grew up in Milwaukee and have lived in Madison, WI, Portland, OR, Duluth, MN, and now St Paul, MN with my goofy dog, Deena. Like…