Brace yourself, summer is coming! And that means summer reading programs and all sorts of patron-engaging activities. This summer, we want to see the fun and novel ways you are reaching your patrons. If your library is doing a summer reading program, we want to hear about it! If you’re throwing a big summer bash, we want all the details. Anything you’re planning to connect with your community this season, let us know!
This month, we have some great examples of how our Featured Partner Libraries are connecting with their community through hoopla and all of the other great services they offer to cardholders. Let’s start the list with a great campaign Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library recently completed:
Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library
One of our earliest partner libraries, T&SCPL built a campaign around their newsletter, Library News. They then sent this newsletter to all of the members of their community in the mail. The February/March edition covered not only hoopla, but their program “The Big Read.”
Wicomico Public Library
To celebrate their launch to patrons, WMDT 47 in Salisbury, Maryland had Adult Service Manager Scott Mahler on to discuss hoopla. On their daily morning show, Good Morning Delmarva, Scott and host Lenita Wesson discuss the hoopla service and Wicomico Public Library.
Midpointe Library System
Our friends in Middletown, Ohio gave away a “movie night prize pack” with hoopla gear and snacks and treats for a night-in on the library. They gave this basket away at their local All American Expo.
Lafourche Parish Library
Fun, exciting activities are another great way to connect with patrons young and old. In Lafourche Parish, hoop-la toss is the name of the game. With this library-made ring hoop-la toss game, kids have a unique way to connect with hoopla at Lafourche Parish Library. LPL also has some great-looking fashion models with excellent taste in t-shirts.
Here are some additional images and assets libraries are using to connect with card holders both online and their brick and mortar locations.