Show Your Library Pride in a Selfie!

You love selfies! Snap them, lots of them, depicting your “library moments” and share them with the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library during National Library Week, April 13-19.

Lisa Coble-Krings selfie campaignIt’s as easy as 1,2,3

  1. Just snap a selfie at the library, Bookmobile or using the library’s Digital Branch at  home, on your phone or at work.
  2. Send it via email to
  3. Share it on Facebook. Post it to your wall and remember to use the @ sign followed by the words “Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library” so the library and its Facebook friends can see your library pride.

The selfie campaign emphasizes the uniqueness of every library customer and promotes the value they get from using their library – whether they check out video games, are avid readers or love the Alice C. Sabatini Gallery.

Smile all you library users! And remember, it’s cool to be a card-carrying library customer. Bonus points for slipping your library card into your selfie. Selfies will be compiled and shared on and during National Library Week. And of course, check Facebook for you and your friends’ library selfies.

National Library Week is a great time to get your library card. WIBW’s Amanda Lanum will be here on Monday to get her son’s library card and his Read with Me t-shirt. Come in and get your card – free t-shirts for baby’s first card (0-18 months).

Additionally, April 16 is Bookmobile Day, a day to visit your library on wheels. Bookmobile stops and times available here:

National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians and to promote library use.

Library hours are Mon. through Fri. 9 am to 9 pm, Sat. 9 am to 6 pm and Sunday 12 pm to 9 pm. Visit the Digital Branch 24/7 at                                    

A public relations professional, editor and writer, Lisa shares the library story in her blog posts, in the bimonthly Library News, and media interviews. A self-described social media and news nut, Lisa harnesses that passion to raise awareness and understanding of the library's vital role in this community.