LibrariUS at Cohasset Library

Paul Pratt Memorial is, as far as I know, the first library that has embedded the LibrariUS widget onto its homepage (Thanks, Jackie and Tom!).  I am so excited to hear more about library use and life in Cohasset through what people tell us at the library.

Here’s how you, too, can participate in LibrariUS — the American Library Association, the Public Library Association, and the Public Insight Network at American Public Media’s collaboration to explore community information and other needs through the lens of local libraries:

  1. Put yourself on the map.  Visit the LibrariUS website and tell us what you’re doing at the library today.
  2. Get your library — one you work at or one you use — to participate by bookmarking the LibrariUS site on public computers at the library or by embedding our widget on the library homepage (details below).  We’ll have flyers soon (with QR codes for smartphone users who aren’t at a computer), too.
  3. Invite your friends and librarians to LibrariUS.

Our official launch is tomorrow.  I’ll keep you posted.  Feel free to contact me at or 651-290-1499 if you have any questions.

Thanks to everyone from BiblioNews who’s helped to put some points on the map in advance!


Widget Instructions
To embed the LibrariUS widget, copy and paste this code into your library’s website source code. The larger widget requires at least 325px of horizontal space; the smaller, 250px.  If you have any questions or difficulties (or need a different sized widget), please contact web developer Than Tibbetts at

325 pixel version
<div><script type=”text/javascript” src=“”></script></div>

250 pixel version
<div id=”alawidget”><script src=“”></script></div>

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