Just like the library itself, This Library Life is an environment that encourages engagement, interaction, and community understanding - one story at a time.


Our Mission

Propel the understanding of what it means to be a library in the 21st century.

I’d never really thought about the actual variety of events and learning engagement activities that are presented by public libraries . . . I think something like the website, sharing a variety of stories, helps others to see things in a broader context.
— Kim Holling, MLIS Candidate UW iSchool

What we've done & where we're going

Initial scope

We've collected data on public library programming and service highlights for all 50 states.  Our findings are searchable by region, program type, and audience. 

Plans for the Future

We'll continue focus on public libraries while expanding to include the work of academic, research, school, and special libraries.