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 [email protected], 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: Eclipse edition

Publish Date: News / 6 May 2024

For this edition of the Social Library, we’re taking a look back at how libraries across North America helped their communities celebrate the recent solar eclipse. We know that you probably worked tirelessly to answer questions, pass out eclipse glas...

Social Library, Volume 170

Publish Date: News / 17 January 2023

We’re continuing the Social Library series in 2023 to showcase the creative ways libraries are reaching out to their communities through social media channels. This edition highlights a handful of unique ideas for programming and engagement, as well ...

Social Library, Volume 169

Publish Date: News / 11 June 2021

Social media continues to play a crucial role for libraries as a way to both inform and engage with the community. This edition of the Social Library highlights a library loaning skateboards, Pride Month celebrations, staff anniversaries and two libr...

Social Library, the Great Outdoors Edition

Publish Date: News / 12 May 2021

Though some libraries have begun to welcome communities back to their indoor spaces, many libraries are continuing to explore opportunities for patrons to enjoy library services and programming in the great outdoors. Libraries highlighted are offerin...

Social Library, Volume 167

Publish Date: News / 9 April 2021

We continue the Social Library series with more examples of the innovative ways libraries connect with their communities. This edition includes a video series with professionals presenting on their careers, passive programming for families, celebrati...

Social Library, Furry Friends Edition

Publish Date: News / 9 December 2020

For something fun and different, this Social Library edition features libraries that are putting pets and other furry friends front and center on social media! From virtual pet shows to cat-themed storytimes, and from spotlighting staff pets to hosti...

Social Library, Volume 165

Publish Date: News / 24 November 2020

With this fresh edition of the Social Library series, we're highlighting more libraries for their innovative approaches to engaging with their communities, whether it be for entertainment, learning, fundraising, advocacy, or to spread gratitude. If y...

Social Library, Volume 164

Publish Date: News / 28 October 2020

We're sharing more innovative programming ideas in this latest Social Library edition, from the robust offerings in a virtual Fandom Fest, to a fun Bingo card celebrating Family History Month, and from yoga in the grass, to community conversations in...

Social Library, Volume 163

Publish Date: News / 24 September 2020

Libraries continue to respond to the social distancing challenges created by COVID-19, and we're pleased to share these innovative approaches to programming and community engagement. From circulating pedal machines for exercise to virtual cooking com...

Social Library, Volume 162

Publish Date: News / 8 September 2020

There's no shortage of creative ideas to inspire your social media efforts during COVID-19 in this edition of the Social Library. These libraries have found ways to provide ongoing services, to stay connected with their communities, and to encourage ...

Community engagement

Where do you go for inspiration? Invigorate your community engagement efforts with advice from library leaders.