The Geek the Library Campaign!


The Geek the Library campaign grabs people’s attention and serves as a reminder about the immense value public libraries have for individuals and for communities. The awareness campaign introduces the word ‘geek’ as a verb and illustrates the fact that everyone is passionate about something—everyone ‘geeks’ something—and that the public library supports it all. (And you will find people who are excited to tell you what they geek.)

Get a complete Geek the Library overview and your questions answered in a live format. Informational webinars are a simple way to learn about the details before committing to participate in the program. Go to

Why is Geek the Library only open to public libraries?
Based on a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the research and development of the Geek the Library campaign—including all campaign materials—is geared specifically to public library funding issues. However, we encourage other libraries to use the free downloads available on, such as customizable e-mail signatures, and various computer wallpapers and Web banners. This is a great way to show support for your public library!

Top Ten List of Why to Geek Your Library