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Texting event notices to patrons
To boost attendance at Manatee County Public Library’s
programs, librarian Megan Robinson introduced text notifications for patrons.
Robinson set it up on a free texting system called Remind.
Patrons can opt in to receive notifications on:
- Adult events
- Teen events
- Kids events
- Event info in Spanish
Using text messaging allows the library to send out information quickly, with less time and effort than methods like producing flyers.
And because patrons can easily share text messages, potential reach is also maximized, particularly among younger patrons.