reading matters, so let's make public library reader services awesome!
Great idea, Broome Public Libraries! Beach Reads gets books into the hands of people relaxing on the beach – they’re not in the library, this makes good use of donated or weeded books, it ticks the community outreach box, and it’s also a great way to promote eBooks. I’d like to try this for Great Summer Reads. If you don’t have a beach, you could promote to people at the shops or train commuters, particularly if the shops and trains have wifi. All it would take is a box of books, an hour or two, some info on online resources or joining the library, and a friendly staff member. You could be mobile or use good signage. How can you get people reading in your community (when they haven’t come in to the library)?