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 151

Publish Date: News / 18 February 2020

We continue our Social Library series with a fresh batch of inspiration from libraries on Facebook! From beer and short stories, to voting and citizen empowerment, and from an African American read-in, to a satellite library kiosk, and even a pajama ...

Social Library, Volume 150

Publish Date: News / 4 February 2020

Welcome to the 150th, or sesquicentennial edition of our Social Library series! We're thrilled to celebrate five years of highlighting the many ways libraries are leveraging Facebook to share innovative library programming, services, marketing, and s...

Social Library, Volume 149

Publish Date: News / 21 January 2020

Up next in our Social Library series we're highlighting five libraries for their Facebook posts which feature creative library programming, volunteer recognition and a very special 3D Baby Yoda. If you'd like to see your library featured in an upcomi...

Social Library, Winter Reading Edition

Publish Date: News / 7 January 2020

With numerous libraries posting to Facebook about Winter Reading Challenges, we wanted to highlight a few in this special edition of the Social Library series. The programs range in length, from one month to three, some for adults, others for all age...

Social Library, Volume 147

Publish Date: News / 24 December 2019

As we wrap up another year of our Social Library series (we’re approaching our 5th anniversary!), we're pleased to highlight five more libraries that are connecting with their communities in meaningful ways via Facebook. From stress-relieving bubble ...

Social Library, Volume 146

Publish Date: News / 10 December 2019

Momentum continues for our Social Library series, with this edition highlighting fresh and innovative programming and promotion ideas from libraries we follow on Facebook. From ugly sweaters to Black Friday specials, and from a trivia night fundraise...

Social Library, Volume 145

Publish Date: News / 19 November 2019

This edition of the Social Library proves that libraries are keeping pace with current events, subculture trends and community interests. We’re highlighting five libraries we follow on Facebook who are covering everything from elections to impeachmen...

Social Library, Volume 144

Publish Date: News / 5 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 143

Publish Date: News / 22 October 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 142

Publish Date: News / 8 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...