social media

#ReadersUnite @ HCPL

This month, Harris County Public Library and libraries across the country are encouraging Americans to share what they are currently reading through social media using the hashtag #ReadersUnite.

That hashtag really says everything you need to know about this project. Libraries are calling on readers to connect with one another through social media to share their passion for books. The hashtag also speaks to the fact reading has a unique power to unify people of different worldviews because it fosters understanding--of the world, of others and of oneself. No matter where we stand, we can all agree that a little more understanding and a little more unity might be just what we all need.

North Channel Library on Facebook

FacebookDid you know that North Channel Library has a Facebook Page?
We post information regarding programming here at the library, as well as fun memes, or book suggestions.
Follow our page to stay in the know with North Channel.
https://www.facebook.com/NorthChannelLibrary/

Your Reading List

Occasionally customers will ask us if our library management system keeps a list of the books they have previously checked out. Usually our curious customers are trying to remember the last book they read in a series, or whether they have enjoyed this author before. The short answer is "No." Unless you have an outstanding late fee on a book, our system wipes out the record of you ever having checked out an item. We do that partly to protect your privacy and partly so we can save space on our servers. 

However, there are several online social media sites for avid readers that let you document, review, and share your book lists (or keep them private to yourself). We librarians use all of them and, other than personal quirks and preferences, we recommend all of them. Library Thing (librarything.com), Goodreads (goodreads.com), and Shelfari (shelfari.com) will let you make lists of what you have read, want to read, wish you hadn't read; compare notes with other people; find read-alikes, and do much more. Give them a try!

Free Presentation: Social Media Marketing

Friends, SCORE Houston is back this Saturday with a free presentation in Simple Strategies for Social Media Marketing. Targeted for the beginner to comfortable small-business marketer who is looking to build marketing knowledge or reinforce current skills, this presentation will discuss:

 

Connect with HCPL on Social Media

Facebook

Facebook

Like our Facebook page to stay up to date with everything HCPL.

Twitter

Twitter

Follow us on Twitter for up-to date event information.

We're on Instagram!

instagramExciting news Kingwood!  We're now on Instagram!  What is Instagram?  Instagram is a photo and video sharing social media.  We'll be posting pictures of our displays, new materials, programs, crafts, and some behind the scenes pictures!  Be sure to follow us @harriscountypl

You can also use this social media service to share with us what you're reading or pictures you took at a program.  Did you do a craft here that is looking great at home?  Did you have a great time at one of our programs?  Share a picture with us!  Just tag us @harriscountypl and use #kingwoodlibrary #harriscountypl

Don't have an Instagram?  Don't worry, our Instagram photos will be shared with our Facebook and Twitter accounts.  You can follow us and see all the photos there!  Just "like" the Kingwood Branch Library page or follow us on twitter @KingwoodLibrary

Snap our QR for Facebook! Snap our QR for Twitter! Friend us! Follow us! Stay informed!

TwitterFacebookAre you tech savvy? Like us on Facebook! Follow us on Twitter! Learn about this branch specifically by scanning these QR barcodes with your web-enabled smart phone or tablet! Have questions? Stop by the desk for details.   

Northwest Library is now on Facebook and Twitter!

The Northwest Branch Library is now on Facebook and TwitterLike us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, and we’ll keep you up to date from the comfort of your computer screen and/or smart phone.

Nuggets of Social Media Wisdom

Social Media 101You may not be into using online social media, but your customers – or rather, your potential customers sure are.  If you need to brush up or just want to get some basic tips, take a look at Social Media 101: Tactics and Tips to Develop Your Business Online by Chris Brogan.

 

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