Throughout the years your Abilene Public Library has done many things. We’ve hosted countless programs, storytimes, workshops, events, and more and much of them are just a memory for those who were there…and even then, those memories begin to fade. Thanks to social media, we’ve been able to share with you much more of what your library offers, much of which can be accessed at any time by means of the Internet.
YouTube, a social media platform for the sharing of videos to the masses, is hugely popular. Your library began using this platform in 2007 to share information with you, and we invite you to take advantage of browsing our page to relive our past in your present. Since we began, we’ve uploaded over 500 videos that have been viewed over 1.5 million times, making us one of the most successful public library YouTube channels in the state.
Access our YouTube page online at www.youtube.com/APLibrary and there you will find a host of available content from our staff and guests. Here you can watch videos categorized into several playlists including:
- Inside the Library: information about library services and relevant news you might want to know about.
- Crafty U: instructional craft videos for the adults demographic, led by library staff.
- Crafty Creations: instructional craft videos, mostly inspired by children’s literature, for the youth demographic.
- Project Teen: instructional craft video for the teen demographic.
- Youth Programming: popular events, workshops, storytelling, and more that’s aimed at youth to enjoy.
- Guest Speaker Presentations: programming and workshops led by library staff and guest presenters on a variety of topics.
- Puppet Shows for Kids: past shows conducted by library staff and adapted from popular children’s literature in our collection.
- And More…
New content is added on a monthly basis and we encourage you to subscribe to our channel so you can be notified when new videos appear. It’s a great way to keep up with what your library is doing, but also to revisit some of the programming you wanted to attend, but couldn’t. Our most comprehensive collection of videos can be found here, but you can also find many of our past videos on our Facebook Page, current videos on our website, and then see them on TV Channel 2 through the government’s channel by viewing our Schedule Online.