April is almost here and our Resource Center is blooming with free marketing kits and social media graphics to help you promote your digital library. Here in Cleveland we are preparing for the upcoming solar eclipse, but that is just one of many events happening in April that you can promote to your users.

April Social Media Must Haves  

In addition to showers, April brings us National Library Week! We have a graphic available on the Resource Center that you can post across your social media channels encouraging your users to celebrate their love for digital reading during National Library Week.

April is also National Poetry Month. First celebrated in 1996, National Poetry Month is an opportunity for us to acknowledge the impact poetry and poets have on our culture and our society. Use the graphic below to promote the importance of reading poetry. Looking for poetry programming ideas? Check out this post!  

Recommended Lists for National Poetry Month: 

No Passport required! World Literary Tour Must Haves 

In March, our World Literary Tour aligned with honoring the holy month of Ramadan. Join us as we celebrate the Arabic language in which the Quran was revealed, in the very country it descended — Saudi Arabia. Visit Marketplace  to find curated collections featuring ebooks and audiobooks available from Arabic publishing partners, with titles discounted in our Ramadan Sale, running now through the end of March. We invite you to delve into the rich culture and language of the region. Discover titles available in both Arabic and English languages, covering topics including Ramadan, politics, history, cooking and crafts, and so much more.

Be sure to also check out the Resource Center to find the accompanying marketing kit to promote your Arabic language content to your community. On the Resource Center you can also shop previous World Literary Tour stops including China, Germany, India and more. 

Check back next month as we make our way to Seoul, South Korea! 

Lights! Camera! Kanopy Marketing Must Haves 

Next month, Kanopy is celebrating the big, wide world of animated films with Animated April. Animated films  have evolved into a captivating and diverse medium of storytelling that transcends the boundaries of language and age.  You can review the Animated April collection, films synopses and other details here. And be sure to visit the Resource Center to get the free marketing kit! 

This April, Kanopy is also celebrating the rich and diverse cultural tapestry woven by the Arab American community, offering a cinematic journey that explores their history, traditions and contemporary experiences. These films not only showcase the unique stories of Arab American individuals and communities, but also serve as a powerful medium for fostering understanding, dismantling stereotypes and generating dialogue. Check out the marketing kit available on the Resource Center and view the Arab American Heritage Month collection here. 

About the author: Jill Grunenwald is a Marketing & Communications Specialist on the North America Public Library Marketing Team. A former librarian, she joined OverDrive in 2015. Outside of the office she can be found writing, hanging out with her cats, collecting more Tarot decks than she has room for, and playing competitive pinball. Her favorite genre is something she calls “Murder at an educational institution that involves a close-knit group of suspicious characters.”