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, 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...

Social Library, Fines Edition

Publish Date: News / 17 September 2019

We're focusing this edition of our Social Library series on library fines, taking a look at how libraries are approaching the growing discussion around whether or not to elim...

Social Library, Volume 140

Publish Date: News / 3 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

Publish Date: News / 20 August 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...