Local Librarians Start Reading Hashtag Campaign

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Two Chattanooga school library media specialists, Laura Howell Dowd and Lindsey Melton McCarter, are organizing a summer reading campaign for all ages.  

As a Chattanooga PEF TeacherPreneur 2.0, these two librarians are working as a nonprofit to promote pleasure reading through a hashtag campaign- #SelfiesAndShelfies for readers of all ages to share the love of reading.  

Readers of all ages may use any form of social media as a means of showcasing the books, blogs, magazines, websites, and various genres that readers are enjoying simply by using the hashtag campaign and taking a “Selfie for your Shelfie.”      

How the program works:

1. Snap a selfie with your reading material included.
2. Post your photo online using the hashtag #Selfiesandshelfies.

"Look online for other readers by searching on Google, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, or Instagram and use the search term: #selfiesandshelfies. The #SelfiesandShelfies Photo Booth will be featured at the Downtown Public Library's Summer Reading Celebration on July 30. Join the Movement today by simply taking a Selfie for your Shelfie.  Let's build an online community of readers," organizers said.

Social media contact information:

- FaceBook Public Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/207380382968384/ 

- Twitter: https://twitter.com/selfiesshelfies  or @SelfiesSHelfies

- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/selfiesandshelfies/ or @SelfiesAndSHelfies 

- Gmail: SelfiesAndSHelfies@gmail.com 

- SnapChat: SelfiesShelfies



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