The Social Library, Volume 44

Jennifer Peterson /

With an unusually large number of videos posted to library Facebook pages this week, we’re bringing you our first format-themed Social Library with five videos to inspire and celebrate. Libraries are using this format to showcase innovative library services and programs, to tell stories of patrons and staff, and to recap events that have taken place. And though not featured below, we encourage you to explore another video phenomenon we discovered on YouTube. If you have any teenage girls in your life, you know that a “haul” video features someone talking about what they’ve recently purchased, or in this case, what they’ve checked out from the library. Do a search for “library haul” and take a look at the many book lovers who are doing book talks on YouTube! We hope you continue to enjoy our weekly highlights of the great work happening in libraries. If you'd like to see your library featured in the Social Library series, please let us know via, or find us on Facebook.

Thanks to all of this week's featured libraries for such outstanding service to your communities!