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10 years, 6,500 members, and their 50th Interview     Middletown, PA: Ten years ago, on July 6, 2010, John Grayshaw created the Science Fiction Book Club (SFBC) on Facebook. Grayshaw is the Library Director of Middletown Public Library a small, independent library in...

David Lee King’s blog post, Chatbots and Libraries, offers great resources about chatbots!  One site claims you can build one for your Facebook page in ten minutes!  Consider how your library could use this! ...

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Facebook are getting involved in #GivingTuesday on November 28! Learn more. ...

John Grayshaw

By John Grayshaw Library Director, Middletown Public Library When Star Trek first came out in the 1960’s many of the concepts it introduced were revolutionary such as starships, transporters, and phasers. But some of the futuristic technology like automatic doors and communicators/cell...

4Good is offering a FREE webinar on using Facebook LIVE to broadcast.  It will be presented  by John Haydon on February 8. Webinar participants will get the following takeaways: How to pick the best topic for your first broadcast Examples of creative Facebook broadcasts...

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Don’t forget that WebJunction provides content as well as classes and webinars!    Highlighted content below is on connecting with the community. Engage Your Community when Planning for Change Your role in your public library elevates you to a community leader and change...

  By Elizabeth Hess If you’ve ever browsed Pinterest, scrolled through Facebook, or used any social media platforms, you’ve probably encountered “reading challenges.” Reading challenges can serve a variety of purposes- from encouraging participants to simply read a...

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  Want to learn how to get Friends? Contact PCBL for advice, speakers and more!  Check out the PCBL Facebook page! Attend the PCBL Institute on October 8 and learn more! United for Libraries offers additional resources! ...

Pokemon

  by Elizabeth Hess Confession time: when I first heard about the mega-popular free app Pokémon Go, I reacted with a “whaaaaat?” rather than a “wa-hoo!” I sadly missed the first round of Pokémon-mania back in the 90s, so this resurgence in worldwide popularity due...

Cheri Crow

This is part of a series of Session Notes from grantees who have received Professional Development grants from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries. Each grantee will share their professional development experience and include tips and other resources from the workshop or class....