Social Networking & Web 2.0

  • The Social Library, Volume 18

    In Volume 18 of our Social Library we surfaced a number of wonderful events hosted by libraries who are creating opportunities for communities to come together, broaden minds, and exchange ideas.

    From a 5K fundraiser to a public forum, these ...

  • Poem for Charleston Five Year Old

    With the tragic shooting this week in Charleston, many of us were left wondering what we can do, as individuals, and as libraries, to respond. Suzi Wackerbarth, a children's librarian at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, posted what she did, to the...

  • The Social Library, Volume 17

    Volume 17 of our Social Library series features libraries hosting innovative summer contests that both engage and inspire their patrons. Whether a competition to design library cards or a hole in the library's mini golf course, or book bingo and Face...

  • The Social Library, Volume 16

    From saving lives, to loaning bikes, Volume 16 of our Social Library series showcases how libraries are making a real difference in their communities. Many of you are in the midst of launching your summer reading programs, and so we're also sharing h...

  • The Social Library, Volume 15

    Welcome to Volume 15 of our Social Library series! It's so exciting to find fresh ideas each week in our Facebook hunt. This week we found some great programs good for any time of the year, but perfect for the launch of the summer months. Check out t...

  • The Social Library, Volume 14

    Volume 14 of our Social Library series doesn't feature any of the many libraries who are doing a fantastic job of promoting their summer reading programs, but we found some other interesting programming to complement your springtime activities. We we...

  • The Social Library, Volume 13

    In Volume 13 of our Social Library series, we're showcasing libraries who are truly connecting with their communities. Through partnerships focused on health and education, and in recognition of patrons, young and old, here are a few examples of the ...

  • The Social Library, Volume 12

    With Volume 12 of the Social Library, we see examples of libraries directly impacting the everyday yet critical needs of community members. From economic development to healthy snacks, and civic duty to aging drivers, here are some examples of the th...

  • The Social Library, Volume 11

    With the arrival of a new month, Volume 11 of the Social Library brings a collection of worthy celebrations to our weekly feature highlighting the great work of those libraries we follow on Facebook.

    From Screen-Free Week to Mental Health Aw...

  • The Social Library, Volume 10

    We're excited to be publishing Volume 10 of the Social Library, our weekly feature highlighting the great work of those libraries we follow on Facebook.

    With definite signs of Spring and of Earth Day/Week, our Facebook feed lit up with color...