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15 Jun 11 How to Promote A Library?

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These days, people are not so inclined towards the habit of visiting a library, flipping through books, sit and read for hours. With growing habit of e-book reading, downloading books from internet and growing lack of interest in reading; people are being less frequent to book libraries. How to spread reading habit and draw more readers to the library? Here are some tips.

Promote reading as fun

As youngsters these days look down upon reading habit and consider reading as a habit of old people, number of youngsters in library is diminishing day by day. So to bring more readers to your library you need to attract the youngsters, draw their attention, and seduce them with fun factor. It’s important to convey that reading is fun and fruitful, a sword with double edge. In all your communication, promote reading as sheer fun. It keeps one engaged, entertained, motivated, enlightened, and enriched. Make sure your communication conveys that reading has no other substitute. To make reading factor fun in the library you may also have to make few changes and make it more interactive. You may make books browsing more modern and interactive by introducing digital touch screen method. You may offer juice centre, coffee shop within the library premises for refreshment purpose. You may also provide attractive book markers, cozy reading corners, audio books for further enjoyment.

Make it a part of holiday activities

Often kids in their summer vacation plan to go for summer camps, sports, hobby clubs etc; but hardly consider reading book as a holiday activity. You may advertise special summer collection of books, special summer reading packages and fun activities like visit of renowned writers to the library, open discussion with writers and many more activities within the library. With such activities, you can draw lot of kids to your library in summers.

Attract old people

Most of us neglect old retired people and do not consider them as important target market; whereas they are potentially big group of target audience, who can prove to be quite loyal and dedicated group of customers. Since old people have lot of time in their hand and look out for leisure reading, they can be a potent group of customers.

Giveaway awards

You may count highest number of book borrowers and readers (hours spent in library) each month and announce their names as ‘star readers’; by offering free books or free stationeries. Display their names everywhere. This way, people will remain motivate to read more and more.

Now help your library to grow. Implement these tips.

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