Thursday, June 1, 2017

Summer Reading Club: Our library #hashtag

This may be a no-brainer. I may be the very last librarian to think of this. But a late realization is better than none at all, right?

This summer, we decided on a library hashtag and I'm putting it on all of our stuff that we're doing to encourage families to take photos of how they're experiencing the library and share them with us on social media.

We haven't done it yet, so I'm not certain how it's going to go. But I suspect that people love any excuse to post to social media and that having our hashtag to follow may help us find those posts and collect ways that families are engaging with the library.

I've posted this on all our Science Activity Packs we're giving out as prizes and on the weekly instructions for our Engineering Table. I'm also creating general signs to put up at all our programs to encourage families to help us document the summer.

When we tried to think of a summer-specific hashtag, everything we came up with was too long or too weird (our library has a super long name). So our hashtag is #nafclibrary in case you want to check and see if anyone is following through...!

Has your library done this? Did people participate?