Top Public Libraries on Twitter

I'm learning to tweet as part of my work with TS for Libraries...we are TechSoup4Libs, if you'd like to follow us! I love that libraries are using this tool to market their services and reach out to their community members. As reported by NFI Research, these are the top public libraries active on twitter who regularly communicate with their community and have a proportionate number of followers to following. Interesting that there aren't many listed on the West Coast.

17,000+ Followers
1 New York Public Library, New York, NY

4,000+ Followers
2 Houston Public Library, Houston, TX

2,000+ Followers
3 Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, MO
4 Columbus Metropolitan Library, Columbus, OH
5 Hennepin City Library, Minneapolis, MN
6 Cincinnati Library, Cincinnati, OH

1,500+ Followers
7 Austin Public Library, Austin, TX
8 Grand Rapids Public Library, Grand Rapids, MI
9 Boerne Library, Boerne, TX
10 Mark & Emily Turner Memorial Library, Presque Isle, ME
11 Birmingham Public Library, Birmingham, AL
12 Cleveland Public Library, Cleveland, OH
13 District of Colombia Public Library, Washington, DC
14 Free Library of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
15 Nashville Public Library, Nashville, TN
16 Queens Library, Queens, NY
17 Newberry Library, Chicago, IL

See the rest here. And hope to see you on twitter!  


We're not doing too bad as the only Australian library in the list and currently at #131 follow us @HighCountryLib High Country Library Corporation, servicing North East Victoria

We are following you on twitter now, thanks!

In a recent NYTimes article, the writer offers that to get the most out of Twitter you don't have to Tweet. Interesting...

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