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, 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 140

 News / Last Modified: 03 September 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, 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...

Social Library, Community Conversations and the Opioid Crisis

 News / Last Modified: 25 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, 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, 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 ...