Sponsored by the Bertelsmann Foundation, the International Network of Public Libraries series recognizes the challenges faced by today's librarians. Consisting of sixteen experts from ten countries, the network strives to create a forum in which information and expertise can be shared in order to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of libraries. Their approach is highly practice-oriented; case studies present especially successful solutions. This series is an innovative resource for public library professionals. Madeleine Aalto and Trevor Knight recognize that libraries cannot live by government funding alone. With library costs on the rise, their goal in this volume is to devise alternative forms of fundraising, discussing innovative strategies utilized by libraries in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Germany. The authors provide extensive coverage of income-generating activites, from charges and fees to fundraising. Creative solutions are presented through detailed case studies of projects and events that work.