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    Beyond book sales : the complete guide to raising real money for your library / edited by Susan Dowd / Chicago : ALA Neal-Schuman, an imprint of the American Library Association, 2014. Regardless of the scope or complexity of library fundraising, successful efforts are always about forging and strengthening relationships with the range of stakeholders throughout the community. Dowd and her team from Library Strategies, share proven strategies.

    Library services for youth with autism spectrum disorders / Dr. Lesley S.J. Farmer. Chicago : ALA Editions, an imprint of the American Library Association, 2013.

    Serving at-risk teens : proven strategies and programs for bridging the gap / Angela Craig, Chantell L. McDowell. Chicago : Neal-Schuman, an imprint of the American Library Association, 2013.

    Diversity in youth literature : opening doors through reading / edited by Jamie Campbell Naidoo and Sarah Park Dahlen. Chicago : American Library Association, 2012.

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    Cloud-Based Services for Your Library / Erik T. Mitchell. / Chicago : ALA TECHSOURCE, An imprint of the American Library Association, 2013.

    Public libraries and resilient cities / edited by Michael Dudley. Chicago : American Library Association, 2012. Public libraries are keystone public institutions for any thriving community, and as such can be leaders in making cities better places to work, play, and live. In this important book, noted urban planner and librarian Dudley shows how public libraries can contribute to "placemaking," or the creation and nurturing of vital and unique communities for their residents

    Complete copyright for K-12 librarians and educators / Carrie Russell. Chicago : American Library Association, 2012.

    The black belt librarian : real-world safety & security / Warren Graham. Chicago : American Library Association, 2012.

    Making the most of your library career / edited by Lois Stickell, Bridgette Sanders. / Chicago : ALA Editions, American Library Association, 2014. An MLIS can provide the skill set needed to get a library job, but building a library career means knowing how to maximize your potential every step of the way.

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    Book tree. A novel idea on creating your tree. Happy Holiday! Photo taken at the Houston Public Library Central Library (stylized), 2013. To contact HPL visit www.houstonlibrar... or call 832-393-1313.

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    "For Dummies" Display by Fairfax Library Foundation

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    September is Library Card Signup Month--what better time to get a card? We now have new shopper card sets, with both a standard library card AND a keychain card. From now until the end of this year, anyone can replace their current library card with a new shopper card set at no charge. In 2013, we will reinstate the replacement fee - so get your card soon!