Power Up Week


Join the Powered Libraries campaign in celebrating Power Up Week October 1-7, 2017, a week where libraries across the state will showcase innovation and dynamic leadership. Read below for day-by-day programming suggestions for how to participate this year.

Visit the Ideas Shared page for inspiration, or view the 2017 Power Up Toolkit for specific programming ideas and resources to help you celebrate Power Up Week! When your plans are in place, then please register your Power Up programs by clicking the link below and completing the short form.

Power Up Week Game Plan

Power Up at Your Library Week (Power Up Week), October 1-7, is a time to celebrate libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. Each day during the week, TLA will be supporting local efforts with social media giveaways and videos featuring various libraries around Texas. Choose one or choose all. Customize your participation to fit your library. All types of libraries – academic, public, school, and special – can participate.

Celebrations during Power Up at Your Library Week include:

Pre-game Sunday | October 1
A day for libraries and librarians to share photos or posts about how they are preparing for Power Up Week. Pre-game checklist: schedule social media dispatches, temporarily change Facebook profile photo and Twitter avatars, use the #poweredlibraries hashtag.

Advocacy Monday | October 2
A day for stakeholders, administration, and dignitaries to demonstrate support toward libraries and librarians – e.g. regional and local proclamations, school and campus announcements, posters, etc. Powered Libraries will release an advocacy video spotlight.

Tinkering Tuesday | October 3
A day highlighting technology, tinkering, and maker spaces – whether it’s robotics, 3D printing, computers, laptops, or mobile devices. Powered Libraries will release a video spotlighting technology.

Web Widget Wednesday | October 4
A day featuring all things web related (virtual scavenger hunts, escape rooms, surveys, eBooks, audiobooks via Overdrive, databases, Zinio books & magazines, etc.) in the library. Powered Libraries will release a new video.

Powerful Partnership Thursday | October 5
A day celebrating partnerships with organizations, associations, groups, cultures, and storytellers in our community (e.g. authors, Veterans’ groups, dance troops, architecture groups, scientists, heritage and multicultural organizations, literacy organizations). Powered Libraries will release a video spotlighting a Powerful Partner in the Texas community.

Innovative Impact Friday | October 6
A day demonstrating how libraries impact communities (campus, city, neighborhood, school, town) through both subtle and dynamic strategies. (e.g. Bookmobiles, homeless outreach, working with underserved populations, improving literacy, book displays on campus and in schools, etc.) Powered Libraries will release a video spotlighting innovation in the library.

Offline Saturday | October 7
A day showcasing creative programming that doesn’t require much (any) electricity or technology. (e.g. reading to therapy dogs, building with Legos or blocks, bicycle-powered libraries, teaching a dance class, second language lessons, hosting a string quartet/piano/acoustic musicians, etc.)

Thank you for taking part in this statewide campaign promoting technology, innovation, creativity, and literacy in your community!

Check out the Power Up News page to find out about the latest happenings, or follow the campaign through the social media hashtag #poweredlibraries.