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Celebrate the Book 2013

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Celebrate the Book 2013


Topeka Shawnee County Public Library

Friday, November 1, 2013, 9-4pm

Your Next Book is on Facebook: Readers Advisory and Social Media

Kaite Mediatore Stover, Director of Readers' Services, The Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, MO


Powerpoint Presentation


Links and examples of Libraries using various social media platforms for Readers' Advisory

Kansas City Public Library's online promotions/social media presence

Booketology 2012

Booketology 2013

Booketology 2014

Off the Shelf All-Stars Literary Classic

Publitzer Prize for Fiction

Twitter: @KCLibrary Look for #KCPLBoD KCPL's Book of the Day promotion

Instagram: Kansas City Public Library posting photos of the #KCPLBoD


Libraries using Facebook for Readers' Advisory

Columbus Public Library

Cuyahoga Public Library

Darien Library

Kansas City Public Library

Seattle Public Library 



Huntsville-Madison County Public Library

Mid-Continent Public Library

Kansas City Public Library

Salt Lake County Library Services


Libraries on Tumblr

Darien Library

Pikes Peak Library District

Queens Library



Boston Public Library

Kansas City Public Library    

New York Public Library


Kansas City Public Library on Pinterest

 Wild About Willa Cather

The Big Read: True Grit

The Little Big Read

Reading With Your Ears

Freedom to Read

Bewitched, body and soul, by Austen               

Missouri Fiction

While the City Sleeps: Adult Winter Reading Program selections

Readin' O' the Green

Books of Love

The Perfect Library

Christmas Books: Past, Present, & Future





Ideas from the attendees of Celebrate the Book 2013

  • Edgar Allan Poe trivia posted on Facebook from Olathe Public Library.
  • Max Brooks author visit inspired a zombie survival game using landmarks in Lawrence, KS from Lawrence Public Library.
  • Monthly Mystery date--wrap books and give away in a contest.
  • Post pictures of contest prizes to encourage participation--Lawrence Public Library posted photos of pint glasses and coffee mugs as part of their most current promotion.
  • Pinterest: Heather Braum at NEKLS is using it to promote the Professional Collection at NEKLS
  • Johnson County Library is using Pinterest to highlight books and library activities on a board called LADEda: http://www.pinterest.com/laandde/
  • Goodreads: It was suggested that book discussion posts on Goodreads will generate more conversation if they are tied to regularly scheduled book groups in the library.


Sources to consult

Gallo, Carmine. The Power of foursquare: 7 Innovative Ways to Get Your Customers to Check In Wherever They Are. McGraw-Hill. 2011.

King, David Lee. face2face: Using Facebook, Twitter, and Other Social Media Tools to Create Great Customer Connections. CyberAge Books, 2012.

Solomon, Laura. The Librarian's Nitty-Gritty Guide to Social Media. ALA editions, 2013.







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