Social Library, Volume 116

Jennifer Peterson /

Image courtesy Waynesboro Public Library on Facebook

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 with their communities. We learned about two of these groups last year in our Social Media and Libraries Webinar Series, hosted in collaboration with TechSoup. The webinars are packed with great ideas, strategies, tips and tricks, for leveraging your library’s social media. We’re also featuring a library that reached out to us with details about their summer art exhibit - we love to hear from our readers! If you'd like to see your library featured in an upcoming edition, please let us know via or find us on Facebook.

  • Newberg Public Library in Oregon posted about the mystery of the mixer beaters turning up at the library, in different departments and months apart. The post generated some nice engagement, even some jokes! "Back in June someone left a similar mixer beater in the children’s room. On Friday we found a different style at the computers upstairs. What does it all mean?? At least they didn’t have frosting on them." Thanks to Leah Griffith for her post in The Sharable Clique group, alerting us to the mystery!
  • Chandler Public Library in Arizona began sharing short videos on Facebook this summer, featuring new book releases. You can browse all the videos, tagged with #cplpreviews. Thanks to Rosanna Sidhu Johnson for sharing the latest video to the Libraries & Social Media group, where she's answered a few technical questions about recording the videos.