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 118

 News / Last Modified: 16 October 2018

We continue our Social Library series, highlighting innovative ways libraries use Facebook to connect with communities. This edition features a partnership with the local college athletic department, a new, flexible library space, fun with a READ pos...

Social Library, Recognition Edition

 News / Last Modified: 15 October 2018

This Social Library special edition highlights libraries who use Facebook to thank staff and volunteers for their great work. Recognizing members of your library team on social media provides a great way for the public to thank them as well. Examples...

Social Library, Volume 117

 News / Last Modified: 03 October 2018

We continue our Social Library series, highlighting innovative ways libraries are using Facebook to connect with communities. This edition features a library wedding, an employee of the month, a garden pergola, marvelous moving bookshelves, and a fun...

Social Library, Volume 116

 News / Last Modified: 18 September 2018

For this edition of our Social Library series, we took some time to browse a few of our favorite groups on Facebook, Library Think Tank - #ALATT, Libraries & Social Media and The Shareable Clique to find these great examples of libraries engaging...

Social Library, Volume 115

 News / Last Modified: 04 September 2018

In this latest Social Library edition, you’ll learn about a record-breaking card campaign, catapulting zucchinis, bird feeders, film discussions and pictorial knitting. We highlight innovative approaches to programming and outreach discovered on Face...

Social Library, Volume 114

 News / Last Modified: 21 August 2018

Up next in our Social Library series, we're sharing innovative approaches to fundraising, marketing, and community outreach. From micro libraries to dinosaurs and from guinea pigs to tattoos, these examples are sure to inspire. If you'd like to see y...

Social Library, Volume 113

 News / Last Modified: 07 August 2018

The latest edition of our Social Library series covers everything from an instrument petting zoo to Zambonis, and from international snacks to a speakeasy. These libraries prove there are no limits to the possibilities for community engagement and th...

Social Library, Volume 105

 News / Last Modified: 02 August 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 112

 News / Last Modified: 24 July 2018

This fresh edition of our Social Library series brings innovation from five libraries who are using Facebook to share unique programming and services with their communities. From building blocks to courtyard gardens, and from a tool library to an art...

Social Library, Volume 111

 News / Last Modified: 10 July 2018

Our Social Library series continues, with everything from a shoe drive to a reading invasion, and from free toothbrushes to a free amp tune-up. These five featured libraries caught our eye with unique programming and community connections, and they j...