Social Library

Two Slover Library patrons

This Social Library is a regular WebJunction feature surfacing some of the amazing work from the libraries that we follow on Facebook. It's a great virtual tour of how libraries are using social media to connect with their communities, promote services and programs, and engage with their patrons and fans. If you'd like to see your library featured in the Social Library series, please let us know via, or find us on Facebook.

The Social Library Series spreadsheet (xls) collects all volumes and can be sorted by state, library, and topic.

Facebook image courtesy of the Slover Library, Norfolk, Virgina

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Social Library, Volume 93

 News / Last Modified: 10 October 2017

This week's edition of our Social Library series represents a sampling of some of the exceptionally innovative programs, events, and news from the libraries we follow on Facebook. Whether picking up on the latest craze, or reaching unlikely patrons w...

Social Library, Banned Books Week Edition

 News / Last Modified: 10 October 2017

This special Banned Books Week edition of our Social Library series highlights libraries who are raising awareness about the harms of censorship and the freedom to read. As we browsed through the libraries we follow on Facebook, we enjoyed the many p...

Social Library, Library Card Sign-up Month Edition

 News / Last Modified: 26 September 2017

We're pleased to present this special September edition of our Social Library series highlighting Library Card Sign-up Month. In its 30th year, this month-long celebration provides the opportunity for libraries to promote the benefits of having a lib...

Social Library, Volume 72

 News / Last Modified: 14 September 2017

In each edition of the Social Library, we highlight posts from innovative libraries we follow on Facebook. This week we're featuring libraries that host summer lunches, a media lab, fitness classes for seniors, a daily book giveaway, and a number of ...

Social Library, Volume 89

 News / Last Modified: 29 August 2017

This summer continues, with a wealth of events, programs, and partnerships surfacing on library social media pages. In this edition of our Social Library series we're featuring libraries on beaches and in national parks, as well as a library truly at...

Social Library, Volume 90

 News / Last Modified: 29 August 2017

We continue our Social Library series with this latest edition featuring dogs and dinosaurs, a mobile kitchen, and some of the innovative ways libraries are using Facebook features. Thank you to all these libraries for their great work and if you'd l...

Social Library, Renovation Edition

 News / Last Modified: 04 August 2017

A message on Facebook inspired this special Renovation Edition in our Social Library series. These five libraries are transforming their spaces to respond to community needs and are providing improved access to resources, technology, and programming ...

Social Library, Volume 87

 News / Last Modified: 25 July 2017

We continue our Social Library series with a fresh set of inspiration from libraries and their community partners. From Milwaukee to Western Australia and from sketchbooks to naturalization ceremonies, these libraries are growing readers and engaging...

Social Library, Volume 86

 News / Last Modified: 11 July 2017

In this, the 86th edition of our Social Library series, we bring you five brand-new-to-us programming and promotion ideas. We know not all ideas we share from libraries on Facebook are original, but most are unique! Our highlights feature a murderous...

Social Library, Pride Edition

 News / Last Modified: 27 June 2017

June is recognized as Pride Month and, for libraries, a time to celebrate the authors and writings that reflect the lives, experiences, and contributions of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender communities. With this edition of our Social Library ...