Bartlesville Public Library Joins TikTok to Encourage Reading and Showcase Resources
A library in Green Country uses TikTok to get kids interested in reading.
“I still think you can go anywhere, be anything, do anything in a book. It doesn’t cost anything,” said Melissa Wilske of the Bartlesville Public Library.
Bartlesville Public Library hit TikTok.
“They’re bringing back books from four, five, six, 10 years ago and making them popular again and I think that’s great,” Wilske said.
Wilske heard about other libraries getting creative with TikToks and decided the Bartlesville Library might join us as well.
The purpose of these videos is not only to get children reading, but also to let them know what kind of resources the library provides.
“We are more than books. We have computers where you can go in and use the internet with a library card, games to check out for a game night, ”Wilske said. “We came up with so many ideas on how to highlight items in our library, people in our library.
Wilske believes public libraries are there for everyone and she uses whatever tip she can think of to connect with all demographic groups in her community. TikTok is her way to reach teenagers.
“It’s so much more than just coming in and getting a book to read. Even though you can’t come to the library, there are e-books, there are e-audiobooks,” Wilske said. “If you don’t have the money, or if you don’t want to buy the book, then you can come and check it out.”
You can find the Bartlesville Public Library on TikTok at: bvillepubliclibrary.