Yep, we've had ours for about 6 months now. It's painless and a successful way of getting photo's, information out to the public. Also a great way of seeing what others libraries are upto. We've seen toys we like, shelving ideas, displays etc.
we have had our Facebook page for approx 6 months and it is invaluable to get information to our members easily and without hassle especially since the earthquakes. After the Feb EQ we were closed for months and werent allowed into our building to get members contact details so posting on FB meant that our members knew what was happening and when we were going to open again. Would 100% recommend as an easy and efficient way to communicate with members.
We have had ours for around 6 months and have found it quite slow to get members to like. Out of 150 on our membership we only have 7. If we can get more members to look at would be a great way to communicate
We have had our page for about 6 months as well and it has been slow going. Check out Papamoa Toy Library page (I hope they don't mind me mentioning). Their page is great has newsletters and is regularly updated. They have used local vouchers and stuff to attract their members on to the page which seems to be the way to go. It would be really great if we had a bigger committee and their sole role was updating etc
Thanks guys for all the info about your committees pages. At the mo we are just deciding on content etc.. and then hopefully we get the go ahead. I have had a look at Papamoas site(which inspired us to do something) From what I can understand it is a very cost effective way of advertising :)hopefully the 'likes' wont be hard to come by like some of your pages.
We are thinking of setting up a Facebook page to put our catalogue on it so members can see pictures of the toys set up or in use. How much work to other toy libs find that they ar putting into a Facebook page???
It is so good hearing about other Toy Libraries with Facebook pages. Go Toy Libraries!
We've had a Te Aroha Toy Library Facebook page for just on five months. We are still on a learning curve, but we have a wonderful Facebook Pager on our Committee who initiated the idea and who is managing our page.
Right now we're at the stage where members still need to be reminded that there is a Facebook page for our Toy Library. But once folk become used to checking our page for messages, it is going to be an awesome way to communicate information to our members quickly and efficiently.
Because it is so new we still need to add information about our Facebook page to our flyers and to the information sheets given out to enquirers and to new members.
Hi, we have had a facebook page since September 2010 but this year from March we have really tried to promote it.
It is slow going with the 'likers' but since promotion we have increased from 101 to 147. We have printed flyers to hand out to members, have a Thursday facebook special to encourage people to 'like' us and recently offered toy credits for people posting photos using our toys.
Also a good idea to make friends with other local groups with facebook pages for cross promotion.
Here is a link to our page if you want to have a look
Toy Library: Upper Hutt
Jun 8, 2012 - 12:27PM
Re: Facebook page
Hi, we have had a facebook page for a couple of weeks. Its going a bit slower then I expected but it is a good way of getting news across to our members.
Just an idea why dont we like each others page and then we know what each is doing and its a way to get new ideas across.