Sunday, March 10, 2013

"The publicity has been challenging"

The Franklin Public Library is looking to attract more youth and adult readers according to this report in the Milford Daily News.
Meanwhile, America’s first public library now has the distinction of being the first town department with a Facebook page (the fire and police departments have Twitter handles.) 
"I was a big proponent to get Facebook up and running for the library," said Susan Rittenhouse, a member of the Library Board of Directors. "We want to get our programs out there to the public; you can update the page on a daily basis, and it’s such an easy way to communicate ideas and get more people involved in our programming." 
Asked why it took the library so long to dip its toes into Facebook, Rittenhouse said the board needed time to develop a goal for the account, rather than creating one willy-nilly.


Read more: http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/x1433794286/Franklin-Library-seeks-to-attract-a-younger-crowd#ixzz2N8Rh219j


The Facebook page for the Library can be found here:
http://www.facebook.com/FranklinPublicLibrary

The Twitter account for the Library can be found here:
https://twitter.com/FrkPublicLib