Public libraries are vital community centers offering resources, activities, and other learning opportunities. In order to best serve their communities, libraries must look outward to discover more about how community members think and feel about important topics and to make connections with local organizations and partners that can help address these issues to achieve a common goal. Community Dialogues are one way in which libraries can more fully engage and learn from the communities that they serve.
While this resource is designed to help libraries address STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) topics with their communities, the strategy can be applied to any challenging issue that requires community engagement to solve.
Select a topic below to begin your journey in developing successful dialogues within your community!