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Lending Library

If you are looking for information to assist you in your downtown revitalization efforts, you've come to the right place!  The Lending Library is a special educational service available exclusively to Beaver County Main Street Network communities and consists of books, presentations, handbooks, and more.  To borrow materials, simply contact Town Center Associates: 724-728-9400 or via email: tca@towncenter.info.

The Lending Library is made possible by the Community Development Program of Beaver County All materials are property of the Community Development Program of Beaver County.

Beaver County Main Street Network Lending Library materials:

Books:

  • Community Initiated Development  by National Trust for Historic Preservation
  • Marketing an Image for Main Street  by National Trust for Historic Preservation
  • Parking Handbook for Small Communities  by John D. Edwards
  • How to be Successful at Sponsorship Sales  by Sylvia Allen
  • Rebuilding Community: A Best Practices Toolkit  by National Trust for Historic Preservation
  • The Economics of Historic Preservation  by Donovan Rypkema
  • How Superstore Sprawl Can Harm Communities  by National Trust for Historic Preservation
  • The Buildings of Main Street  by Richard Longstreth


Handbooks: by the National Trust for Historic Preservation

  • Organization Committee Members Handbook
  • Design Committee Members Handbook
  • Economic Restructuring Committee Members Handbook
  • Promotion Committee Members Handbook
  • Building Improvement File
  • Investing in Volunteers
  • Better Models for Chain Drugstores
  • The Economics of Rehabilitation
  • Main Street Design Briefs (set)
  • Basic Preservation Procedures
  • A Layperson’s Guide to Preservation Law
  • A Guide to Tax Advantaged Preservation


Presentations: from the National Trust for Historic Preservation

  • “Signs of a Successful Main Street”
  • “Storefronts that Sell”
  • “Building the Streetscape”
  • “Making Good Design Happen”
  • “Main Street Means Business”
  • “Community Design Assessment: A Citizen's Planning Guide”


Newsletters:

  • Downtown Research and Development Center