The Social Library, Volume 47

Jennifer Peterson /

Image courtesy Niles District Library on Facebook Never a dull moment in Libraryland, as seen in this week's edition of the Social Library. Read on to learn about a fun winter reading program, a new satellite library at a rec center, an ESL program success story, a Pages & Popcorn book club and a new "women in history" book collection. Each Tuesday, we share news from five libraries we follow on Facebook. If you'd like to see your library featured in the Social Library series, please let us know via, or find us on Facebook.

  • Niles District Library in Michigan announced the beginning of their Winter Reading 2016 program, Readopoly. "Youth ages 0-18 can come in and pick up a 'Readopoly' game board. For every book read, you win a raffle ticket! Prizes are awarded for each color block filled, and all railroads."

NEW: The wonderful team at Niles District Library have shared their Readopoly board with WebJunction to make it available to other libraries to use.

  • Lied Public Library in Clarinda, Iowa, announced the opening of their new satellite library at the Lied Center, their local recreation center. "Thanks to this partnership between Lied Library and Lied Center, community members will have access to a small rotating collection of materials at the Lied Center. You'll be able to check out items with your card or use an item while you are at the Lied Center."

  • Image courtesy Arlington Public Library on Facebook
  • Arlington Public Library in Texas shared a wonderful success story from their ESL program. One of their adult literacy volunteers was recognized by a student for the work he's done with her, and she's getting ready to graduate from their ESL program later this month.
  • Henderson District Public Libraries in Nevada hosts a Pages & Popcorn Book Club
    at their Green Valley branch. For this month's selection, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, patrons are invited to read the book then come watch the movie and discuss.
  • Novi Public Library in Michigan unveiled a book collection made possible through a generous donation from the American Business Women's Association. The new collection focuses on women in history. Are there associations or groups in your community that could help you grow your collection in important ways?

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