The Development of a Small Rural Library

Rural libraries have changed ! From a book cupboard, they have resolutely passed to THE library. In order to reach these results, it had to bring the political will of those locally elected, into harmony with the strategy of BDPs (bibliothèques départementales de prêt) in matters of the cultural engineering of libraries. The one group is motivated by the establishment of true places of reading. The other is adapted within the context of decentralization to become counsellors and managers, as much in the creation of libraries as in the management of regional subsidies. The "small rural libraries" merit deep reflection on their role and their development. Here are some propositions of a development counsellor which will guide you through rural libraries from reception to catalogue, via the "youth" corner and multimedia.