Social Library, Volume 128

Jennifer Peterson /

Image courtesy Boise Public Library‎ on Facebook

We continue our Social Library series with examples of community engagement from libraries we follow on Facebook. This edition highlights how libraries connect with readers, writers, and museum goers, and how they tap into community interest around bees and mental health. If you'd like to see your library featured in an upcoming edition, please let us know via or find us on Facebook.

  • Boise Public Library in Idaho has invited the community to a Silent Book Club. "There's no assigned reading. Silent Book Club is about taking time out of your busy schedule to simply relax and read. You've earned it. Put down your phone, pick up a book, and spend quality time with fellow book lovers. This is a habit you'll want to repeat."
  • Chicopee Public Library in Massachusetts shared a post celebrating the 10 year anniversary of their Museum Pass program. "In the last 10 years we have circulated more than 12,000 museum passes!" The library offers passes good for free or reduced admission to many local museums and attractions. Check out all the details on their Museum Passes page.
    Image courtesy Sager Family Farm on Facebook
  • Redwood City Public Library in California made the news with their Honey Bees, who live on the roof of the library, and the Bee Wall Interpretive Center, located in the Downtown Library’s Family Place. A Bee Jubilee marked the grand opening of the Bee Wall and featured bee-themed singers (check out the video!) and a chance for families to explore the interactive display, discovery drawers, and bee-themed library books. Kendal Sager, of Sager Family Farm, helped create the Bee Wall and manages the library’s bee colonies, which generates enough honey for the Friends of the Redwood City Public Library to sell in their bookstore.