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 108

 News / Last Modified: 15 May 2018

With this, our 108th edition of the Social Library series, we've got a fresh batch of library innovation to showcase. These libraries are connecting with their communities through an ongoing book challenge via social media, at the local laundromat, o...

Social Library, Volume 107

 News / Last Modified: 15 May 2018

This latest edition of our Social Library series includes a number of libraries who are developing strong partnerships with others in the community to bring music, geeky entertainment, mental health support and healthcare to patrons. Partners include...

Social Library, Volume 106

 News / Last Modified: 01 May 2018

A bookmark contest, one library's adventures with a MOOC, an outdoor bike repair station, digitized yearbooks and scholarships from library Friends are all highlighted in this edition of our Social Library series.These libraries are using Facebook to...

Social Library, Volume 105

 News / Last Modified: 17 April 2018

The Social Library highlights innovative ways libraries are using Facebook to connect with communities. This week, libraries shared news about programs including an "Ide...

Social Library, Volume 104

 News / Last Modified: 10 April 2018

The latest edition of our Social Library highlights innovative ways libraries are using Facebook to connect with communities. One library is circulating fishing poles and another created a video to show that yes, people still use libraries. One libra...

Social Library, Volume 103

 News / Last Modified: 20 March 2018

This edition of our Social Library series presents fresh ideas from libraries truly responding to community needs. From language classes in Cree to a lactation station for mothers, and from services for local veterans to a community discussion on new...

Social Library, Volume 102

 News / Last Modified: 06 March 2018

In this next edition of the Social Library, we're showcasing a comic con focused on diversity, patron-designed library cards, libraries as creative economic development hubs, coffee-incentivized reading, and new services for health, literacy and pare...

Social Library, Volume 95

 News / Last Modified: 22 February 2018

In this edition of our Social Library series we're highlighting a pumpkin decorating contest (no carving allowed!), a library ambassador's take on the new Austin Public Library, a makeup workshop, a 150 celebration, and a microcollege in the Brooklyn...

Social Library, Black History Month Edition

 News / Last Modified: 20 February 2018

We continue the Social Library series with this special Black History Month edition, highlighting examples of ways your library can use social media to connect your community to books, programs, videos, oral histories and other resources during the m...

Social Library, Volume 100

 News / Last Modified: 06 February 2018

We began our Social Library series nearly three years ago, and we're pleased to be publishing our 100th edition today! We've featured 424 different libraries, representing over 60 states and countries. We have collected each of the editions into a sp...