How Do You Power Up Your Library?

The first week of October marks the 2nd annual Power Up Library week sponsored by the Texas Library Association and now marked by an official Declaration from Governor Abbott. While this is a state-wide event involving all types of libraries, it provides a fantastic opportunity to showcase the wonderful ways your library powers up your school community.

Need some ideas?  Try any of these:
The Powered Libraries website is another great resource that has marketing materials such as flyers, postcards, bookmarks, and promotional videos to help you kick-start your campaign.  The Power Up Tool kit contains lots of great programming ideas, suggestions on who to invite as special guests to your events, and even a sample press release. You can also view some videos of the Powered Road Trip from this past summer and see truly unique and creative programming happening in some of our public libraries.
Much of the campaign will happen online and you can contribute or follow along throughout the week by following the hashtag #poweredlibraries. Be on the lookout for social media giveaways for those participating in this year’s campaign.
Last week during the #TxlChat  on Twitter numerous ideas were shared for ways you can promote the many wonderful things happening in your school library. Thanks to librarian, Sharon Gullett, you can read an archive of the chat here.
Another quick reference is the timeline pictured below with ideas for each day of this week-long celebration.

While the need to advocate for our positions as school librarians is always a continual focus, this is a great time to feature the numerous ways the library supports your school community.  If every school librarian participates in this campaign, just imagine the impact of our thousands of voices speaking up and promoting our libraries. So, you have 18 days to prepare to show the world what you do to Power Up your library!

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