My colleagues and I at NYPL invite you to join a social media movement to highlight the power of reading and readers as we start the new year. Reading builds knowledge, understanding and empathy across the spectrum of readers.
We want to join with as many libraries and similar organizations (including adult literacy groups) as possible across the country and beyond to inspire readers everywhere to share the books they're currently reading with others using the hashtag #ReadersUnite.
We are working our various channels to help this go viral. If you want to participate:
Starting January 3, 2017, please ask your social media followers to post the book they're reading to Facebook, Twitter, and their other social media platforms. Please encourage them to use the hashtag #ReadersUnite in your posts. Selected posts will be shared by NYPL and we encourage you to do the same.
Sample #ReadersUnite posts:
Tell us what you're reading and include hashtag #ReadersUnite in your posts!
Show us what you're reading this January and include hashtag #ReadersUnite in your posts!
Share a pic of your current book with other readers across the country - use hashtag #ReadersUnite!
Our [staff member] is reading [book title] because [reason] #ReadersUnite
If you plan to participate, please email firstname.lastname@example.org now and after you post on January 3.
Chief Branch Library Officer
The New York Public Library