Marketing Toolkit

It doesn’t matter how large or small the library is — you need to call attention to your library, your services, and your worth to your community!

The OLC’s Marketing and Public Relations Division has created a marketing toolkit to help you get started with some basic elements to build your library’s brand and image and promote your library’s programs and services.

Social Media

New Release Template

Community Events

Department Guide

Free Marketing Resources

    Resource for free, copyright free, high-quality images for flyers, posters, website, social media – all your graphics needs. (See also, and
    Resource for images. Paid site, but you get two free images per day.
    Examples of library promotion pieces (mostly print) from around the world. Inspiration for your next design.
    Create short, professional-looking marketing videos for free!
    Graphic design made easy, with free templates and graphics. (Note: the free version can be limited in what’s available to use, but you can still create great, professional-looking posters, flyers, social media graphics, etc.) Also allows you to upload logos and colors so your branding stays intact.
    Cool images from NASA.
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    Beautiful photos of people of color.
    Stock photo library featuring images of trans and nonbinary models that go beyond the clichés.

Marketing Blogs | e-Newsletters

  • Marketing Minute (PDF)
    OLC’s latest e-newsletter
  • The Daily Carnage Newsletter
    The Daily Carnage is your handpicked list of the best marketing content delivered to your inbox each day.
  • Super Library Marketing 
    Expert advice on library marketing. Angela Hursh’s background includes more than six years as the Content Team Leader for the Cincinnati and Hamilton County Public Library and 20+ years as a broadcast TV journalist.

Questions? Contact the Marketing and Public Relations Division.