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Activities and Quotes for a Library's Facebook Page
Don't miss out on all the fun and free publicity your library can have with Facebook. It's easy to get started and before you know it, all your patrons will be interacting and commenting.
I'll show some examples of great ways libraries are using it to keep their regular users engaged and entertained and to attract new ones.
Don't miss out on this great way to reach more of an audience in your community.
10 Status Updates to Spark Interaction - for Library Lovers
Post one of these every so often to get your fans participating.
Asking them a question now and then can get some lively discussions going.
- Who is your favorite author?
- What are you reading right now? What book is on your bedside table?
- What do you love about libraries and librarians?
- Tell about a favorite book from your childhood.
- Share your best tip for encouraging a child to read.
- Where is your favorite spot to read?
- Which do you prefer: ebook, paperback or hardback book?
- How many books do you read in a month? In a year?
- Share your tips for encouraging a child to read.
- Do you read in bed?
Slide Program Explaining Using a Facebook Page to Promote a Library - Fifty Minute Talk on YouTube
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You probably already have this book or a similar one on the shelf in your library. Start browsing through it for tips to make the most of social interaction on the Internet.
What Can You Put on the Library's Page? - Everything!!
- Closing announcements (holidays, etc.)
- New service announcements
- Upcoming programs and events
- Photos of book displays, of areas in the library, of successful events
- Feature staff (maybe showcase a staff member of the week or of the month)
- Links to book related topics
- Feature photos of volunteers doing things to benefit the library. It's a good way to recruit more help.
- Take photos of your book displays and post those. It encourages people to drop by.
- Share library statistics on the number of books checked out or the number of children participating in the summer reading club.
Doing Reader's Advisory on the KC Public Library Facebook Page
Check out These Libraries on Facebook - You'll Get Lots of Ideas to Use with Your Library's Page
- Kansas City Public Library - Facebook Page
The Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, MO. 6,171 likes & 236 talking about this. They have very innovative status postings to get responses from their followers. (disclaimer - my niece works there)
- Sekula Memorial Library in Edinburg, TX - Facebook Page
Dustin Michael Sekula Memorial Library, Edinburg, TX. 497 likes.
- Omaha Public Library on Facebook
Omaha Public Library, Omaha, NE. 4,644 likes Omaha Public Library strengthens our communities by connecting people with ideas, information and innovative services.
- Cincinnati Public Library on Facebook
Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Cincinnati, OH. 19,098 likes Take a look at what they feature on their Facebook page.
Post an Inspiring Status - about Books, Libraries, Reading or Librarians
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Post an Inspiring Status or Quotation - about Books, Libraries, Reading or Librarians
- EAT - SLEEP - READ
- Librarians - The original search engine
- A life without books is unthinkable
- Addicted to books
- A good book is a true friend.
- BOOKS light up the mind.
Librarians - The Original Search Engine
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More Articles and Blogs on This Topic
- Using Facebook to Promote Your Library
Get some tips from this blog on how to effectively use Facebook to promote your library.
- Facebook for Libraries | American Libraries Magazine
Use a Facebook page to create advocates for your library and encourage interaction.
- Social Networking |ALA
U.S. libraries of all types are turning more and more to social media and Web 2.0 applications and tools, using a wide range of applications to connect with customers. Facebook and Twitter in particular have proven themselves as useful tools in many
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