The extremely generous Innisfil Public Library in Ontario held a special giveaway to their patrons. The library awarded a patron with an iPad Air. Innisifil ran this giveaway to kick off their hoopla rollout, and is just one example of some of the fun and engaging ways our Featured Libraries have been telling their patrons about hoopla.
Here are some of the other top activities some of our other Partner Libraries are doing to inform and engage:
Our friends at Mooresville Public Library created a series of videos hyping up their launch. In the video series, staff members show off a number of activities that are hard to do, compared to the simplicity of hoopla.
Getting cheers from the media is always a plus when introducing hoopla to your community. Take Evansville, Indiana, and the Evansville-Vanderburgh Public Library as an example. This library is getting high marks from Kelly Gifford in the Evansville Courier & Press. Kelly remarks “It’s kind of awesome.” in her story, which can be read in its entirety here.
Staying cool this spring is an easy task for hoopla the Bear at Forsyth Library. hoopla The Bear has been a popular denizen of the library, and here he is participating in storytime with some local youths. hoopla (the Bear) is on the cutting edge of fashion as well, with his sharp hoopla t-shirt!
Creating a kiosk is an easy way to buid a point of conversation with your patrons. Claiborne Parish Library created a display using a computer and some homemade posters to go along with some hoopla-created collateral materials. Ashley Fuller, Network Specialist at the library said “I’ve noticed that everyone looks at it when they walk by!” Many libraries have created a wide array of displays to communicate about hoopla.
Try creating your own display and sending it to us. We’ll make sure it shows up in our next edition of Featured Libraries!