Social Medi-yeah-yuh!

Right before our Summer Reading Programming began, my Library Director had a fantastic idea to promote our social media presence: the phrase “<em>Like</em> to <em>Follow</em> Your Library.” &nbsp;I jotted it down on a post-it and knew that I’d come up with something post-SRP. &nbsp;Well, that time had come and I finally threw together our first <i>MULTI-LIBRARY MARKETING EXTRAVAGANZA!!! &nbsp;</i>In other words, I put together a display at both our locations (with a lot of help).

The main inspiration was <a href=”” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>this pic</a> that I discovered on&nbsp;<em>Pinterest</em>. &nbsp;And I was like “Go big, or go home. Challenge accepted.” &nbsp;So I went big with some extra&nbsp;<em>Photoshop&nbsp;</em>flair. &nbsp;I photoshopped, printed, and arranged things while Mary did a LOT of cutting. &nbsp;She also took charge of the smaller-scaled display at the Children’s Library:

<img class=”alignnone wp-image-673″ title=”Obviously we tweaked our message a little bit since we didn’t want to be marketing to children who are too young for these sites.” src=”″ alt=”” width=”584″ height=”639″>

Too cute! &nbsp;I made sure to print off the fact that we have social media-exclusive giveaways, and then threw all the other cool points within the fake tweet.

So – do you wanna see the huge version of this? &nbsp;I’ll show it anyway!

<img class=”alignnone wp-image-674″ title=”A ginormous (technical term) social media display at the library using photoshop and lots of paper.” src=”″ alt=”” width=”584″ height=”743″>

It’s friggin’ ‘uge! &nbsp;It starts from the ceiling, and then curves down/wraps under a table. &nbsp;I don’t know that we’ve ever had this large of a display before now. &nbsp;Looking at the pictures, I realize that I should have put the images/tweets and <em>Facebook</em> interactions on a different colored background (like continue the blue color from the font). &nbsp;But oh well – the goal was to be eye-catching, and I think that we succeeded.

I’ll update this post later to let y’all know if I actually saw an uptick in followers or likes.

I’ll conclude with a few close-up shot of the silliness (or cleverness, depending on your perspective) of the&nbsp;<em>Facebook&nbsp;</em>and&nbsp;<em>Twitter&nbsp;</em>posts that I created or manipulated to get our points across.

<img class=”alignnone wp-image-676″ title=”Fun Fact: the &quot;Awesome Patron&quot; picture is one left on the library’s camera by a former employee who used it for a selfie. Heh. ” src=”″ alt=”” width=”584″ height=”622″>

<img class=”alignnone wp-image-677″ title=”Fun Fact: I had Mary send this message to the library’s Facebook account, I responded, and then we quickly deleted it. It took about a minute. This afternoon my boss was like &quot;Oh *that’s* what that weird post was about yesterday!&quot; Heh.” src=”″ alt=”” width=”584″ height=”438″>

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