Library Shelfie Day
the fourth Wednesday in January (since 2014)
Literature & Writing
Weird & Obscure
You know what a selfie is, but have you heard of a shelfie? Held on the fourth Wednesday of January since 2014, Library Shelfie Day was created by the New York Public Library. On the day, book lovers share selfies of themselves in front of library shelves and in front of shelves of their personal book collections. These photos are known as shelfies and are shared on social media platforms such as Instagram and Twitter using the hashtag #LibraryShelfie. Workers at public libraries put out shelfie posts through their library's social media accounts as well.
How to Observe Library Shelfie Day
Celebrate the day by taking a selfie in front of either a shelf of books at the library or in front of a bookshelf at home. Then, post it on social media using the hashtag #LibraryShelfie. You can also take a look at shelfies others are posting on Instagram or Twitter. If you work at a library, talk to your coworkers about making official posts through the library's social media pages. Perhaps you can get some of your coworkers together to each take shelfies.