Geek the Library

Thank you for geeking out with the Austin Public Library for the past 18 months. We’ve seen a great diversity of interests shine through from Austinites in this time! Y’all really impress us. We’re wrapping up our time with this national campaign to help you better understand the value of public libraries, but we’re looking forward to capturing more stories from you very soon. Be on the lookout for how you can share your story with us and you can still use the email listed below.

Email igeekatx@austintexas.gov or post photos and stories to social media using #IgeekATX to let us know why you Geek the Library. View and download local Library quotes to post to your social media at our Geek the Library – Anecdotes album.  

Public libraries inspire and empower. Everyone is welcome. Almost anything can be explored.

Today libraries are more relevant than ever. Many people rely on the library for their only source of internet access, to apply for jobs, to continue their education, to learn more about their passions and to communicate with family. These are just a few examples of how libraries transform individuals and communities.

Everyone has something that they are passionate about – something they geek. Maybe you geek longhorns, live music or just keeping it weird. Check out our local Geek the Library photo album to see what other Austinites geek. Whatever you geek, the Austin Public Library supports you.

So share what your library does for you and your community. Keep the library vital by letting others know that you care. Read some common myths about Libraries. Spread the word that the Library needs everyone’s support. For more information visit geekthelibrary.org.

Geek the Library is brought to you by OCLC, a nonprofit library cooperative, with funding through a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Geekthelibrary.org does not support or oppose any candidate for public office and does not take positions on legislation.