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, Law Edition

 News / Last Modified: 18 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...

Social Library, Summer Reading Edition

 News / Last Modified: 09 July 2019

This special edition of the Social Library series is published in collaboration with the Association for Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL), highlighting great ideas shared by libraries on ARSL's amazing and active Listserv (a wonderful benefit to Memb...

Social Library, Community Conversations and the Opioid Crisis

 News / Last Modified: 08 July 2019

In this special edition of the Social Library series, we're taking a look at examples from libraries that have hosted community discussions related to the opioid crisis. These libraries have partnered with local or state agencies, or with editors and...

Social Library, Volume 133

 News / Last Modified: 04 June 2019

This fresh edition of our Social Library series includes a variety of ways libraries are using Facebook to connect with their communities. From a nature table to mom speed dating, and from summer reading to a railroad anniversary, these examples are ...

Social Library, Health & Wellness Edition

 News / Last Modified: 21 May 2019

Providing a community with access to health and wellness information and programming is an critical role served by many public libraries. In this edition of the Social Library, all of the highlighted events relate to this important need. And yes, we ...

Social Library, Volume 131

 News / Last Modified: 07 May 2019

We've been collecting examples to include in our Social Library series for over four years, and we're still finding fresh ideas and inspiring engagement from libraries we follow on Facebook. In this week's edition, we're highlighting a prom closet, a...

Social Library, STEM Edition

 News / Last Modified: 02 May 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 118

 News / Last Modified: 02 May 2019

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, Volume 130

 News / Last Modified: 23 April 2019

This edition of our Social Library series features five examples of library events and engagement on Facebook, including family fitness, Transgender Day of Visibility, Girls of the Crescent, mobile office hours with a state senator, and a Tiebrary! I...

Social Library, Volume 129

 News / Last Modified: 09 April 2019

This edition of the Social Library series represents the variety of ways libraries are engaging with patrons of all ages, from a literary scavenger hunt to DIY wearable steampunk art, and from a circulating blood pressure monitor to a seasonal job fa...