The Pokemon Go craze has inspired a Belgian primary school headmaster to create a new kind of library scavenger hunt that is getting readers of all ages hunting for books in the wild.
Reuters recently reported on the new age book hunt which has attracted thousands of players.
Players will leave a book in a public space and post pictures and hints as to where they “released” the book into the wild to the “Chasseurs de livres” (“Book hunters”) Facebook page. Other players then go on the hunt and reply to the original post when they have captured the book.
Libraries could quickly and affordably launch a similar activity, either as a short term promotion through their existing social media, or as a long term project with its own Facebook page. You could kick start the library scavenger hunt by releasing weeded books into the wild or perhaps even a much anticipated new release that your library patrons would love to own their own copy of?
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Did you know that Oliver v5 library management system users are able to embed social media feeds directly on their library’s homepage?