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


  • Resource Development and Community Investment

    Development Planning

    Feasibility Study

    Capital Campaign

    Capacity Assessment

    Friends and Foundations

    Board Development

    Advocacy Training


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

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…

All About Library Boards with Lynda Reynolds

This month we’re continuing our exploration of trustee boards with Lynda Reynolds, the Public Library Management Consultant at the State Library of North Carolina. In her position she develops resources for trustees, library directors, and Friends. She previously worked for 17 years as the director of the Stillwater Public Library in Oklahoma.   Library Strategies: Who,…

The Foundation Board – More Than Your Cheerleader, Governing Body, or VIP.

While each of our consultants brings their unique lens to projects, Library Strategies’ perspective is informed by some of the grounding principles practiced within our host organization: The Friends of The Saint Paul Public Library. I spoke to three wonderful humans on The Friends’ staff for their perspectives on building a Board of Directors. More…