#FF – Susquehanna County Library

This week we are going to read into things a little more as we feature The Susquehanna County Library (@susqcolib) as our #FF.

We spoke with Liz Holbert, PR Coordinator for the Susquehanna County Historical Society & Free Library Association.

Liz gave us a brief history about The Susquehanna County Historical Society & Free Library Association. It has served Susquehanna County for over 100 years. We operate out of four locations in the county: Forest City, Hallstead-Great Bend, Montrose, and Susquehanna. The Montrose Location is comprised of the main library for the Association, the Historical Society, Technical Services Department and Outreach Services. The Association serves the community in many ways, from delivering books to teachers throughout the county, to offering free internet access.

 

Liz and Board Member Matt Douglas are responsible for the Library’s Twitter Account.

  • What role does Twitter have for @susqcolib?

@susqcolib provides patrons a way to interact with the Association in a very personal way – they can ask questions, share opinions and favorite books. Often we’re curious about what people are reading and no one can pass up a chance to gush about the latest great book!

Twitter is a valuable way for us to connect to the community and businesses around us. It’s a way for us to promote our events and activities and to help promote our community.

  • Are there other libraries that linked or supported by the Susquehanna County Library?

The Susquehanna County webpage is a portal for all sorts of information. On the left-hand side of the webpage, patrons have access to valuable information resources such as the Power Library Network, HeritageQuest and Ancestry and Mango languages, an online language learning resource. These resources are free to Library card holders.

  • Are there any special summer programs at the Susquehanna County Library?

The Susquehanna County Library is just beginning “Summer Reading – Dig into Reading” – a program for children, teens, and adults. Summer Reading is free and full of fun giveaways and activities such as a trip for adults to Howe Caverns, a fossil dig for kids and much more.

  • What is a fun fact about The Susquehanna Library?

The Susquehanna County Library had one of the first Bookmobiles in the state! We still have the doors to one of the earliest bookmobiles on display in the Montrose location of the library.

  • Is there anything else you would like to add?

The Susquehanna County Library has also been participating in “Geek the Library,” a program run by the OCLC (Online Computer Library Center) and funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. This program is a public awareness campaign for libraries. Since October of 2012, we have been finding out what our patrons “geek” (what they’re interested in or passionate about) and telling them how we “geek” the community in return, being an organization that exists to promote community growth and wellness.

To learn more about the Susquehanna County Library, visit www.susqcolibrary.org.

They’re also on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/susqcolibrary?ref=hl.

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Sarah

Sarah was born in Lewistown, Pennsylvania- a small town in central PA. She is currently attending Pennsylvania State University majoring in Public Relations and minoring in Recreation, Park and Tourism Management. She is presently working as an Intern in External Affairs for Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation. Sarah’s responsibilities include writing for Cabot’s social media, scheduling content and event planning.

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