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 143

 News / Last Modified: 05 November 2019

We continue to find innovative and fresh program and service ideas shared by libraries on Facebook. In this week’s edition of the Social Library series learn about a Diwali celebration, line dancing class, a Monty Python party, circulating kayaks, an...

Social Library, Volume 144

 News / Last Modified: 04 November 2019

This edition of the Social Library series highlights the range of events that libraries are hosting, from a Harry Potter lock-in to banned books trivia, and from bear safety to retirement boot camp. These events demonstrate that libraries are committ...

Social Library, Volume 142

 News / Last Modified: 22 October 2019

The five libraries featured in this edition of the Social Library series are using Facebook to spread the word about everything from library advocacy to fashion week! Learn about a new library anthem, a middle school lunch time book group, a head wra...

Social Library, Fines Edition

 News / Last Modified: 10 October 2019

We're focusing this edition of our Social Library series on library fines, taking a look at how libraries are approaching the growing discussion around whether or not to elim...

Social Library, Volume 140

 News / Last Modified: 02 October 2019

A trivia championship, a teen writing contest, and a fine-free library card for educators are some of the highlights in this fresh edition of our Social Library series. The featured libraries use Facebook to connect and engage with community members,...

Social Library, STEM Edition

 News / Last Modified: 04 September 2019

This edition of the Social Library focuses on libraries who are sharing STEM related programming on Facebook. With our recent webinar with the Kitsap Regional Library, Make, Do, Share: Build a STEM Learning Community and last month's poll on STEM in ...

Social Library, Volume 139

 News / Last Modified: 03 September 2019

Up next in our Social Library series, we're featuring five libraries who are collaborating with local partners to provide innovative programs and services for their communities. From first responders to a community rec center, and from Death Cafes to...

Social Library, Shark Week Edition

 News / Last Modified: 20 August 2019

Libraries know how to get in on the fun of #SharkWeek! With lots of exciting tie-ins to movies and TV, we had a great time finding these examples for this edition of the Social Library. These nine libraries used Facebook to highlight their collection...

Social Library, Sizzling Summer Edition

 News / Last Modified: 06 August 2019

In this special edition of the Social Library series, we're highlighting libraries who are using Facebook to remind the community that libraries can be a great place to cool down in the heat. Libraries can serve as formal or informal Cooling Centers,...

Social Library, Law Edition

 News / Last Modified: 25 July 2019

With seven examples of libraries providing their communities with access to legal information and services, we've made this the 'Law Edition' in our Social Library series. Libraries are collaborating with partners for programs, workshops, clinics, an...