Was yesterday the day I convinced a manager that a happy-hour book club in one of our downtown bars was a good idea? Maybe. I was told to submit a proposal, but I was also told she’d go to bat for it with the other managers…
Must not count chickens. Must not count chickens. Must not count chickens.
end-of-season reflections on farmers’ market outreach
So, I’ve teased before that I’ve gotten to spend some of my summertime Thursdays out in the sunshine for library outreach at the farmer’s market. This week marks what will probably be our last Thursday of the season, because though the market runs until October, we’re seeing a decrease in traffic at our booth. I thought it was time I stopped for a few reflections on our experiment.
“Since we weren’t selling anything, the only way to attract customers was to ask them a question. We went with “Have you been to the library recently?” If that stopped them (it did about 80% of the time), we’d follow up with “May I tell you about your new program?” And then we’d launch into a quick description about LibraryYOU.”
We mostly just waggle free children’s books at them, if possible, for our farmer’s market outreach. Last week, I almost accosted two very young mothers, one with a baby in a stroller, the other pregnant, in an attempt to get them to stop by. It could be written someday on my professional gravestone: Teen mothers, please use the library and read to your children! (Well, all mothers.)
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This is a really freaking good idea for a public library’s social media outreach.