Resource Type
Tools & Ideas

Library Sustainability Webpages

Examples of sustainability webpages created by our member libraries.

Tools & Ideas

Programming Idea - Bee Hotels

Resource for summer programing idea to build bee hotels.


Sustainability Articles and Books

Learn more about sustainability in libraries with this comprehensive list of articles and books.

Member Support

SMPL Collection Development Policy

The Santa Monica Public Library collection development policy incorporates community need, diversity, equity, inclusion and sustainability resources.


FEMA Community Preparedness

Stories and examples of community efforts toward disaster preparedness, response and recovery.


If Your Board Looked Like Your Community

Moving board diversity from a ‘problem to solve’ to ‘something to practice.’ Staff and board members weigh in on common hurdles and how to overcome them.

Tools & Ideas

Community Resilience Challenge

Participants in the challenge commit to undertake specific actions that fall under one of  area of resilience: save water, grow food, conserve energy, reduce waste and build community

Tools & Ideas

Start Your Own Repair Cafe

A step-by-step manual with everything you need to know to start your own local Repair Café.