Marketing-ish Think piece: Harry Beckwith's 40 tidbits on what motivates people. Beckwith is the author of the great Selling the Invisible: A Field Guide to Modern Marketing (a must-read) and other marketing books.
Inspiration: Randy Pausch's Lecture of a Lifetime and Jeff Zaslow's article and video about it.
Media relations tip: Publicity Hound Joan Stewart says you should pitch your Halloween stories now. Did you give local reporters your list of library activities?
Creative library opening idea: Taking pictures of patrons and their favorite books is a fabulous way to celebrate a library grand opening. Especially if the photos look as fantastic as the black and white photos taken by photojournalist Todd Mizener at the Moline (Illinois) Public Library's opening