Geek the Library
Jun 11, 2012 12:10:10 PM
Kalamazoo, MI –
Kalamazoo Public Library launched its Geek the Library campaign on June 2, 2012, at Kalamazoo’s famous Do-Dah Parade. Since 1984, the venerable Do-Dah Parade has challenged participants to create a parody—a spoof or satire of a person, place, event, or thing. What better venue for a troop of geeks to get their geek on! Check out our parade photos.
To geek, used as a verb in this campaign, means to:
- To love, to enjoy, to celebrate, to have an intense passion for.
- To express interest in.
- To possess a large amount of knowledge in.
- To promote.
Whatever you geek, the public library supports you. Everyone is passionate about something—everyone geeks something. As we develop KPL’s Geek the Library campaign, you’ll learn what KPL staff geek. And you’ll get a chance to share what you geek, too! Later this summer we’ll offer KPL patrons a geek video or poster opportunity. To get involved, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This community-based public awareness campaign was designed to highlight the vital role of public libraries in today’s challenging environment. The nonprofit library cooperative OCLC manages the national campaign with funds from The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Participating libraries receive materials and significant support from OCLC.
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