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20 Great Public Library Websites

It IS possible to create a great website for a public library! Here are twenty examples…check them out!

 

#1

Multnomah County Library · Multnomah County, Oregon · http://www.multcolib.org

Emphasis on:

  1. Catalog searching
  2. Multi-lingual support
  3. Social media

 

#2

Salt Lake City Public Library System · Salt Lake City, UT · http://www.slcpl.org

Emphasis on:

  1. Carousel
  2. Library services
  3. Social media

 

#3

Cleveland Public Library · Cleveland, Ohio, USA · http://www.cpl.org

Emphasis on:

  1. Carousel
  2. New acquisitions
  3. Mobile experience

 

#4

Iowa City Public Library · Iowa City, Iowa · http://www.icpl.org

Emphasis on:

  1. Programming
  2. Mobile experience
  3. Young people

 

#5

Princeton Public Library · Princeton NJ · http://princetonlibrary.org

Emphasis on:

  1. Carousel
  2. Catalog searching
  3. Blog

 

#6

Columbus Metropolitan Library · Columbus, OH · http://www.columbuslibrary.org

Emphasis on:

  1. E-books
  2. Carousel
  3. Social media

 

#7

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh · Pittsburgh, PA · http://www.carnegielibrary.org

Emphasis on:

  1. Carousel
  2. Young people
  3. Social media

 

#8

Lawrence Public Library · Lawrence, KS · http://www.lawrencepubliclibrary.org

Emphasis on:

  1. Carousel
  2. Mobile experience
  3. Social media

 

#9

Brantford Public Library · Brantford, Ontario, Canada · http://brantford.library.on.ca

Emphasis on:

  1. Catalog searching
  2. Social media
  3. Carousel

 

#10

St. Louis County Library · St. Louis, MO · http://slcl.org

Emphasis on:

  1. Carousel
  2. Social media
  3. Catalog searching

 

#11

Daniel Boone Regional Library · Boone & Callaway Co, Missouri · http://www.dbrl.org

Emphasis on:

  1. Library news
  2. Mobile experience
  3. Catalog searching

 

#12

Arlington Public Library · Arlington, VA · http://library.arlingtonva.us

Emphasis on:

  1. New acquisitions
  2. Multi-lingual support
  3. Carousel

 

#13

New York Public Library · Bx, Manhattan, SI · http://www.nypl.org

Emphasis on:

  1. Catalog searching
  2. Navigation
  3. E-newsletter

 

#14

William F. Laman Public Library System · North Little Rock, AR · http://www.lamanlibrary.org

Emphasis on:

  1. Graphics
  2. Young people
  3. Catalog searching

 

#15

Scottsdale Public Library · Scottsdale, AZ · http://www.scottsdalelibrary.org

Emphasis on:

  1. New acquisitions
  2. Social media
  3. Carousel

 

#16

Los Angeles Public Library · Los Angeles, California, USA · http://www.lapl.org

Emphasis on:

  1. Multi-lingual support
  2. Young people
  3. Social media

 

#17

Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library · Topeka · http://www.tscpl.org

Emphasis on:

  1. Carousel
  2. Young people
  3. Catalog searching

 

#18

McAllen Public Library · McAllen, TX · http://www.mcallenlibrary.net

Emphasis on:

  1. Carousel
  2. Library news
  3. Catalog searching

 

#19

Oak Park Public Library · Oak Park, IL · http://www.oppl.org

Emphasis on:

  1. New acquisitions
  2. Events
  3. Catalog searching

 

#20

Birmingham Public Library · Birmingham, Alabama · http://www.bplonline.org

Emphasis on:

  1. Carousel
  2. Local indexes created in-house
  3. Blog

 

You can read about the things that these important libraries are doing at Library Science Daily. I publish it every morning.

 

Here I tried to list libraries that had beautiful websites. Did I fail to mention your library’s website? Leave a comment!

100 Libraries to Follow on Facebook

Previously, I did a post called 100 Libraries to Follow on Twitter. This is a follow-up…a list of active libraries that provide great content on Facebook. They are quick to respond to people’s comments and questions, and the public is utilizing their Facebook pages. If you are trying to learn about what leading libraries are doing, check out the following 100 Facebook pages. Enjoy!

  1. The Library of Congress http://www.facebook.com/libraryofcongress
  2. The New York Public Library http://www.facebook.com/newyorkpubliclibrary
  3. The British Library http://www.facebook.com/britishlibrary
  4. Columbus Metropolitan Library http://www.facebook.com/columbuslibrary
  5. Boston Public Library http://www.facebook.com/bostonpubliclibrary
  6. Brooklyn Public Library http://www.facebook.com/BrooklynPublicLibrary
  7. The Seattle Public Library http://www.facebook.com/SeattlePublicLibrary
  8. Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County http://www.facebook.com/CincinnatiLibrary
  9. Multnomah County Library http://www.facebook.com/multcolib
  10. Chicago Public Library http://www.facebook.com/pages/Chicago-Public-Library/35447572453
  11. Lawrence Public Library http://www.facebook.com/lawrencepubliclibrary
  12. Queens Library http://www.facebook.com/queenslibrarynyc
  13. Denver Public Library http://www.facebook.com/denverpubliclibrary
  14. Salt Lake City Public Library http://www.facebook.com/slcpl
  15. San Francisco Public Library http://www.facebook.com/sfpl.org
  16. Toronto Public Library http://www.facebook.com/torontopubliclibrary
  17. Free Library of Philadelphia http://www.facebook.com/freelibrary
  18. Cuyahoga County Public Library http://www.facebook.com/pages/Cuyahoga-County-Public-Library/61234117754
  19. Wake County Public Libraries http://www.facebook.com/wcplonline
  20. Los Angeles Public Library http://www.facebook.com/pages/Los-Angeles-Public-Library/8543076113
  21. King County Library System http://www.facebook.com/kingcountylibrarysystem
  22. Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library http://www.facebook.com/TopekaLibrary
  23. Craighead County Jonesboro Public Library http://www.facebook.com/ccjpl
  24. Greene County Public Library http://www.facebook.com/greenelibrary.info
  25. Jacksonville Public Library http://www.facebook.com/jaxpubliclibrary
  26. Calgary Public Library http://www.facebook.com/pages/Calgary-Public-Library/49297786525
  27. Salt Lake County Library Services http://www.facebook.com/saltlakecountylibrary
  28. University Of Warwick Library http://www.facebook.com/WarwickUniLibrary
  29. Stark County District Library http://www.facebook.com/starklibrary
  30. University of Glasgow Library http://www.facebook.com/uofglibrary
  31. Allen County Public Library http://www.facebook.com/AllenCountyLibrary
  32. Charlotte Mecklenburg Library http://www.facebook.com/cmlibrary
  33. Fayetteville Public Library http://www.facebook.com/FayettevillePublicLibrary
  34. Indianapolis Public Library http://www.facebook.com/indypl
  35. Sacramento Public Library http://www.facebook.com/saclibrary
  36. Hennepin County Library http://www.facebook.com/hclib
  37. National Library of Scotland http://www.facebook.com/NationalLibraryOfScotland
  38. McAllen Public Library http://www.facebook.com/mcallenlibrary
  39. Detroit Public Library http://www.facebook.com/detroitpubliclibrary
  40. Kenton County Public Library http://www.facebook.com/KentonCountyPublicLibrary
  41. Pima County Public Library http://www.facebook.com/pimacountylibrary
  42. Mid-Continent Public Library http://www.facebook.com/mymcpl
  43. Smithsonian Libraries http://www.facebook.com/SmithsonianLibraries
  44. Enoch Pratt Free Library http://www.facebook.com/theprattlibrary
  45. St. Louis County Library http://www.facebook.com/STLCoLibrary
  46. Green Library, Stanford University http://www.facebook.com/greenlibrary
  47. Faulkner County Library http://www.facebook.com/FCLHQ
  48. Boise Public Library http://www.facebook.com/boisepublib
  49. Buffalo & Erie County Public Library – Central Library http://www.facebook.com/buffalolibrary.central
  50. Birmingham Public Library http://www.facebook.com/BirminghamPublicLibrary
  51. Edmonton Public Library http://www.facebook.com/EPLdotCA
  52. Saint Paul Public Library http://www.facebook.com/stpaulpubliclibrary
  53. Canton Public Library http://www.facebook.com/CantonLibrary
  54. Orange County Library System (FL) http://www.facebook.com/oclslib
  55. The Kansas City Public Library http://www.facebook.com/kclibrary
  56. Iowa City Public Library http://www.facebook.com/icpubliclibrary
  57. Central Arkansas Library System http://www.facebook.com/cals.mainlibrary
  58. Yale University Library http://www.facebook.com/yalelibrary
  59. Milwaukee Public Library http://www.facebook.com/Milwaukee.Public.Library
  60. University of Melbourne Library http://www.facebook.com/unilibrary
  61. Cleveland Public Library http://www.facebook.com/clevelandpubliclibrary
  62. Baltimore County Public Library http://www.facebook.com/bcplonline
  63. Skokie Public Library http://www.facebook.com/skokielibrary
  64. Durham University Library http://www.facebook.com/dulib
  65. Princeton Public Library http://www.facebook.com/PPLNJ
  66. Kalamazoo Public Library http://www.facebook.com/KalamazooPublicLibrary
  67. Lexington Public Library http://www.facebook.com/lexingtonpubliclibrary
  68. DC Public Library http://www.facebook.com/dclibrary
  69. Vancouver Public Library http://www.facebook.com/vancouverpubliclibrary
  70. Hartford Public Library http://www.facebook.com/HartfordPublicLibrary
  71. Miami-Dade Public Library System http://www.facebook.com/miamidadepubliclibrary
  72. Musser Public Library http://www.facebook.com/MusserPublicLibrary
  73. Frisco Public Library http://www.facebook.com/friscolibrary
  74. Metropolitan Library System http://www.facebook.com/metrolibrary
  75. Omaha Public Library http://www.facebook.com/OmahaLibrary
  76. Fullerton Public Library http://www.facebook.com/FullertonPublicLibrary
  77. Austin Public Library http://www.facebook.com/pages/Austin-Public-Library/23296672318
  78. San Rafael Public Library http://www.facebook.com/srpublib
  79. Las Vegas-Clark County Library District http://www.facebook.com/LVCCLDLibrary
  80. Salem Public Library (Salem, OR) http://www.facebook.com/spl.oregon
  81. Howard County Library System http://www.facebook.com/HoCoLibrary
  82. Houston Public Library http://www.facebook.com/houstonlibrary
  83. Santa Clara City Library http://www.facebook.com/santaclaracitylibrary
  84. Nashville Public Library http://www.facebook.com/NashvillePublicLibrary
  85. Missoula Public Library http://www.facebook.com/missoulapubliclibrary
  86. Pasadena Public Library http://www.facebook.com/pasadenalibrary
  87. Laredo Public Library http://www.facebook.com/LAREDOPUBLICLIBRARY
  88. UCF Library http://www.facebook.com/ucflibrary
  89. Z. Smith Reynolds Library http://www.facebook.com/ZSRlibrary
  90. County of Los Angeles Public Library http://www.facebook.com/LACountyLibrary
  91. Christchurch City Libraries http://www.facebook.com/ChristchurchCityLibraries
  92. Pikes Peak Library District http://www.facebook.com/PikesPeakLibraryDistrict
  93. Cecil County Public Library http://www.facebook.com/cecilcountypubliclibrary
  94. Springfield City Library http://www.facebook.com/SpringfieldCityLibrary
  95. University at Buffalo Libraries http://www.facebook.com/ublibraries
  96. Novi Public Library http://www.facebook.com/novipubliclibrary
  97. Spokane County Library District http://www.facebook.com/SpokaneCountyLibraryDistrict
  98. UCLA Powell Library http://www.facebook.com/UCLA.Powell.Library
  99. Halifax Public Libraries http://www.facebook.com/hfxpublib
  100. Cypress Park Branch-Los Angeles Public Library http://www.facebook.com/pages/Cypress-Park-Branch-Los-Angeles-Public-Library/277042792349983

You can read about the things that these important libraries are doing at Library Science Daily. I publish it every morning. I tried to list libraries that were active on Facebook and had a lot of followers. Did I fail to mention your library’s Facebook page? Leave a comment!

100 Libraries to Follow on Twitter

This is a list of active libraries that provide great content on Twitter. They are quick to respond to people’s comments and questions, and their presence is felt around the Twitter library world. If you are trying to learn about what leading libraries are doing, check out the following 100 Twitter handles. Enjoy!

 

  1. Library of Congress @librarycongress Washington, DC – http://www.loc.gov
  2. NY Public Library @nypl Bx, Manhattan, SI – http://www.nypl.org
  3. Somers Library @Somers_Library Somers, NY – http://www.somerslibrary.org
  4. Pratt Library @prattlibrary Enoch Pratt Free Library: Public Library system of Baltimore City – Baltimore, MD – http://www.prattlibrary.org
  5. CTState Library @LibraryofCT Connecticut State Library – Hartford, CT – http://www.cslib.org
  6. TorontoPublicLibrary @torontolibrary Toronto Public Library – facebook.com/torontopubliclibrary
    – Toronto – http://torontopubliclibrary.ca
  7. Edm Public Library @EPLdotCA Edmonton Public Library – Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, YEG – http://www.epl.ca
  8. Cincinnati Library @cincylibrary The Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County – Cincinnati, OH – http://www.cincinnatilibrary.org
  9. B’ham Public Library @bpl Birmingham Public Library – http://www.facebook.com/BirminghamPublicLibrary – Birmingham, Alabama – http://www.bplonline.org
  10. Houston Library @houstonlibrary Houston Public Library – Houston, TX USA – http://www.houstonlibrary.org
  11. UCI Medical Library @Grunigen Grunigen Medical Library – University of California, Irvine – Orange California – http://grunigen.lib.uci.edu
  12. ChChCityLibraries @ChristchurchLib Christchurch New Zealand – http://christchurchcitylibraries.com
  13. NIH Library @nihlib Bethesda, Maryland – http://nihlibrary.nih.gov
  14. Columbus Library @columbuslibrary Columbus Metropolitan Library – Columbus, OH – http://www.columbuslibrary.org
  15. WorldDigitalLibrary @WDLorg @librarycongress – http://www.wdl.org
  16. Queens Library @QueensLibrary Queens, New York City – http://www.queenslibrary.org
  17. KCMO Public Library @KCLibrary KC Library – Kansas City, Missouri – http://kclibrary.org
  18. Hennepin Cty Library @hclib
    facebook.com/hclib – Minnesota, US – http://www.hclib.org
  19. LAPL @LApubliclibrary FB: http://is.gd/kXBhSv – Los Angeles, California, USA – http://www.lapl.org
  20. SmithsonianLibraries @SILibraries Washington, DC – http://blog.library.si.edu
  21. Stanford Law Library @SLSlib_newbooks Robert Crown Law Library at Stanford Law School – Stanford, CA – http://www.law.stanford.edu/library
  22. Vancouver Public Lib @VPL Vancouver Public Library – Vancouver, Canada – http://www.vpl.ca
  23. Halifax Libraries @hfxpublib Halifax Public Libraries – Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada – http://www.halifaxpubliclibraries.ca/about/contact/ask-a-librarian.html
  24. USC Libraries @USCLibraries University of Southern California – Los Angeles, California – http://www.usc.edu/libraries
  25. FreeLibrary @FreeLibrary Free Library of Philadelphia Philadelphia – http://www.freelibrary.org
  26. DC Public Library @dcpl Washington, DC – http://www.dclibrary.org
  27. Char Meck Library @cmlibrary Charlotte/Mecklenburg NC – http://www.cmlibrary.org
  28. BPL @brooklynpublic Brooklyn Public Library – Brooklyn, NY – http://www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org
  29. NCSUEngLibrary @NCSUEngLibrary Raleigh, NC, USA – http://news.lib.ncsu.edu/pes
  30. Multnomah County Lib @MultCoLib Multnomah County, Oregon – http://www.multcolib.org
  31. CalgaryPublicLibrary @calgarylibrary Calgary Public Library – Calgary – http://calgarypubliclibrary.com
  32. denverlibrary @denverlibrary Denver Public Library – Denver, CO – http://denverlibrary.org
  33. King County Library @KCLS King County Library System – kcls.org
  34. OU_Library @OU_Library Open University Library – Milton Keynes, UK – http://www.open.ac.uk/library
  35. Nashville P. Library @NowatNPL Nashville Public Library – Nashville, Tennessee, USA – http://www.library.nashville.org
  36. Buffalo/Erie Library @buffalolibrary Buffalo and Erie County Public Library System – Buffalo, NY, Erie County, USA – http://www.buffalolib.org
  37. MPL @missoulalibrary Missoula Public Library – Missoula, MT – http://www.missoulapubliclibrary.org
  38. UBC Library @ubclibrary Vancouver, BC – http://www.library.ubc.ca
  39. UIUC Undergrad Lib @askundergrad University of Illinois Undergraduate Library – Urbana, IL – http://www.library.uiuc.edu/ugl
  40. Arlington VA Pub Lib @ArlingtonVALib Arlington Virginia Public Library – Arlington, VA – http://library.arlingtonva.us
  41. MS State Univ Libs @msu_libraries The Mississippi State University Libraries – Starkville, MS – http://library.msstate.edu
  42. Harvard Library @HarvardLibrary Cambridge, MA – http://library.harvard.edu
  43. Norwalk Library CT @NorwalkLibCT Norwalk Public Library – Fairfield County, CT – Norwalk, CT – http://www.norwalkpubliclibrary.org
  44. Lawrence Public Lib @lawrencelibrary Lawrence Public Library – Lawrence, KS – http://www.lawrencepubliclibrary.org
  45. UWDigitalCollections @UWdigiCollec Madison, Wisconsin – http://uwdc.library.wisc.edu
  46. Falvey Library @FalveyLibrary Villanova University’s Falvey Memorial Library – Villanova, PA – http://library.villanova.edu
  47. UT Libraries @utlibraries University of Texas Libraries – Austin, TX – http://www.lib.utexas.edu
  48. MCPL Libraries @MCPL_Libraries Montgomery County, Maryland – http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/library
  49. Canton PublicLibrary @CantonLibrary Canton Public Library – Canton, Michigan – http://www.cantonpl.org
  50. MidManhattan Library @midmanhattanlib Mid-Manhattan Library – New York, NY – http://www.facebook.com/midmanhattanlibrary
  51. LondonPublicLibrary @londonlibrary London, Ontario, Canada – http://www.londonpubliclibrary.ca
  52. MIT Libraries @mitlibraries Cambridge, MA – http://libraries.mit.edu
  53. Vernon Area Library @VernonLibrary The Vernon Area Public Library District – Lincolnshire, IL – http://www.vapld.info
  54. ClevelandPubLibrary @Cleveland_PL Cleveland, Ohio, USA – http://www.cpl.org
  55. Miami U. Libraries @miamiulibraries Oxford, Ohio – http://www.lib.muohio.edu
  56. Springfield Library @SpfldMassLib Springfield City Library – Springfield MA – http://www.springfieldlibrary.org
  57. Johnson Co. Library @jocolibrary Johnson County Library – Johnson County, Kansas – http://www.jocolibrary.org
  58. MSU Libraries @msulibraries Michigan State University Libraries – East Lansing, MI 48824 – http://www.lib.msu.edu
  59. Seattle Library @SPLBuzz Seattle Public Library – Seattle, WA – http://www.spl.org
  60. Kitchener Library @KitchLibrary Kitchener Public Library – Kitchener, Ontario, Canada – http://www.kpl.org
  61. Detroit Library @DetroitLibrary Detroit Public Library – Detroit, MI – http://www.detroitpubliclibrary.org
  62. Des Moines Library @dmpl Des Moines Public Library – Des Moines, IA, USA – http://www.dmpl.org
  63. Austin Pub Library @AustinPublicLib Austin, Texas – http://library.austintexas.gov
  64. SAU Library @SAULib Library of St.Ambrose University – Davenport, Iowa – http://library.sau.edu
  65. OkStateLibrary @OkStateLibrary Oklahoma State University Libraries – Stillwater, OK – http://www.library.okstate.edu
  66. Cecil County Library @ccpltweets Cecil County Maryland – http://www.cecil.ebranch.info
  67. Brantford Library @BtfdLibrary Brantford, Ontario, Canada – http://brantford.library.on.ca
  68. LA County Library @LACountyLibrary County of Los Angeles Public Library – Los Angeles County – http://www.colapublib.org
  69. Anderson Co. Library @Andersonsclib Public Library in Anderson County, South Carolina – Anderson, SC –http://www.andersonlibrary.org
  70. KCK Public Library @KCKPL The Kansas City, Kansas Public Library system – Kansas City, Kansas – http://www.kckpl.org
  71. Pikes Peak Library @ppld El Paso County, Colorado – http://ppld.org
  72. ZSR Library @zsrlibrary Z. Smith Reynolds Library – Wake Forest University – Winston-Salem, NC – http://zsr.wfu.edu
  73. Welland Library @wellandlib Welland Public Library – Welland, Ontario, Canada – http://www.welland.library.on.ca
  74. Netanya Col. Library @MichlalaLibrary Netanya Academic College Library – Netanya, Israel – http://www.netanya.ac.il
  75. Kzoo Public Library @KzooLibrary Kalamazoo, MI – http://www.kpl.gov
  76. Penrose Library – DU @dupenrose Penrose Library at the University of Denver – Denver, CO – http://library.du.edu
  77. WUSTLlibraries @WUSTLlibraries Washington University Libraries – St. Louis, Missouri – http://library.wustl.edu
  78. UCSD SSHL @ucsdsshl UC San Diego’s Social Sciences & Humanities Library – San Diego – http://libraries.ucsd.edu/locations/sshl
  79. Owatonna Library @owatonnalibrary Owatonna, Minnesota – http://www.owatonna.info
  80. UNC Davis Library @UNCDavisLib Chapel Hill, NC – http://www.lib.unc.edu/davis
  81. UCLA Powell Library @UCLA_Powell Los Angeles, CA – http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/college/index.cfm
  82. UCF Library @UCFLibrary Orlando, FL – http://library.ucf.edu
  83. UBLibraries @UBLibraries University at Buffalo Libraries Buffalo, New York – http://library.buffalo.edu
  84. SpoCoLibraryDistrict @SpCoLibraryDist Spokane County Library District – Spokane County, Washington – http://www.scld.org
  85. CCC Library @LibraryTweet Columbia College Chicago Library – 624 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago – http://www.lib.colum.edu
  86. Stratford Library CT @StratfordLib Stratford, CT – http://www.stratfordlibrary.org
  87. Winspear Library @WinspearBusLib Winspear Business Library @ University of Alberta – @ualberta – Edmonton, Alberta, Canada – http://guides.library.ualberta.ca/business-home
  88. Westlock Libraries @WestlockLibrary Westlock, Alberta – http://www.westlocklibrary.ca
  89. Novi Public Library @TheNewNPL Novi, MI – http://www.novilibrary.org
  90. Bryan Cave Library @BryanCaveLib Library & Research Services at Bryan Cave LLP
  91. Undergrad. Library @Undergradref House Undergraduate Library at UNC-Chapel Hill – Chapel Hill, NC – http://www.lib.unc.edu/house
  92. Brookfield Library @BrookfieldLib Brookfield, CT – http://www.brookfieldlibrary.org
  93. Fondren Library @fondrenlibrary Rice University – http://library.rice.edu
  94. Sprague Library @montclairulib Montclair State University – Montclair, NJ 07043 – http://www.montclair.edu/library
  95. LiveWire Libraries @WarringtonLibs Warrington, Cheshire, UK – http://www.livewirewarrington.co.uk
  96. Consortium Library @ConsortiumLib University of Alaska Anchorage and Alaska Pacific University – http://consortiumlibrary.org
  97. Wixom Public Library @wixomlibrary 49015 Pontiac Trail Wixom, MI – http://wixomlibrary.org
  98. WestGippsRegLibCorp @WGRLC_Libs West Gippsland, Victoria – http://www.wgrlc.vic.gov.au
  99. Annie Gabriel Lib. @CBULibrary Riverside, Calif. USA – http://www.calbaptist.edu/library
  100. Goodnight Library @GoodnightMemLib Franklin, KY – http://www.gmpl.org

 

You can read about the things that these important libraries are doing at Library Science Daily. I publish it every morning.

I tried to list libraries active on Twitter. Did I fail to mention your library’s Twitter handle? Leave a comment!

How 12 Leading Public Libraries Are Handling Patrons with New E-Readers after Christmas

I read a few articles on the fact that public libraries were bracing for a lot of patrons with new Christmas e-readers, but I wasn’t really seeing the specifics. Via social media, I asked several public libraries how they would handle patrons with new e-readers after Christmas (#eReaderXmas). Here is what I found:

 

Norwalk Public Library in Fairfield County, CT answered that they were having two classes on 12/29: one for Kindle and one for Apple devices.

DC Public Library in Washington, DC answered that they had tutorials, guides, and a plethora of information on what is available.

Spokane County Library District in Spokane County, Washington has extra staff for the holiday week and has scheduled e-book classes in January.

Kitchener Public Library in Kitchener, Ontario holds clinics. These include a holiday clinic, plus monthly clinics year-round. Last year’s holiday clinic had 85 people in attendance. KPL’s online presence for e-readers is impressive. See more here:

The Enoch Pratt Free Library, the public library system of Baltimore City, has a large marketing campaign to promote its e-library.

New York Public Library has a ton of programming: http://www.nypl.org/events/calendar?keyword=Ebook. 116 classes are scheduled:

San Francisco Public Library has 26 e-reader classes on its calendar:

The Sacramento Public Library in Sacramento, CA provides one-on-one technical help available and scheduled e-reader programming. Additionally, Sacramento Public Library is now offering 3M and OverDrive.

Berkeley Public Library in Berkeley, CA provides support for popular e-readers, and the e-book provider held a seminar to discuss the new technology.

The Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County in Cincinnati, OH has hands-on workshops and e-reader “petting zoos.” Cincinnati has done great marketing on this. See more at http://www.cincinnatilibrary.org/news/2012/ereadersholidays.html:

Dallas Public Library in Dallas, TX has staff to help in all 28 locations, and they’ve purchased hundreds of titles specifically for e-readers.

Queens Library in Queens, New York City offers free classes all year on how to download free e-books and apps and use e-readers.

 

You can read about other things that these important libraries are doing at Library Science Daily. I publish it every morning (even on holidays).

 

Did I fail to mention your public library e-reader program? Leave a comment!