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Share Your Library's Book Love

Here's a step-by-step guide to adding a library bulletin board your whole school will enjoy using.


Launch Your Bulletin

First, you create a title board. 

  • Go to /Builder
  • Click Bulletin Boards
  • Click COG at the top of the page
  • Give Your Board a title: Welcome to the Library
  • Then select today's date and enter a comment.


Add Library Info + Mission

Next, add a bulletin that shares the information you want Patrons to know.

  • Stay on Bulletin Boards
  • Click the + Sign at the bottom of the page
  • Title this Bulletin
  • Add your Tag Line, Librarian Information, and Mission Statement.
  • And Save.


Add a Mini-Alex Library

You can add a complete mini-library to your bulletin board.

  • Replace "" with your library URL
  • Then click Save.
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In this mini-library, OPAC "Search" will default to KidPAC "Scout" and both top buttons will work the same to optimize the book view. You can even drop in a picture if you'd like.


Add a Library Search

Let patrons search the library from a bulletin board. Simply add the code shared in our support area and customize it. You will need your Alexandria URL, Serial Number, and four-digit CODE.

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Retrieve your Alexandria Serial Number and four-digit CODE:

  • Go to /Tools > Sites
  • Click COG > Click Site Identifiers for your Serial Number  
  • Click COG > Site Record Counts for your CODE.


Now Add in History Month Searches

Share out Explore Panes and searches that add excitement for Patrons like Black History and Women's History.  Simply Code it, using the URL for that specific Explore Pane as shown here:

<a href=" American))" target="_blank">Black History</a>—Celebrate Black History Month all year round with us!


Add Activities, Genres & More

You can add bulletins and share Panes as much as you wish. Your library really is limitless.

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Add Book Trailers + Video

Have a video you love to share about libraries and how to view the sharing and reading of stories—even those we find more difficult. Sharing our KidLit Ambassador at large's view on this topic is easy to share live on a bulletin using this code.

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Have Fun with Bulletins!

Create that Welcome to the Library Bulletin your whole district will love. Add what you wish and stir in a generous amount of creativity.

Ready to take your Billboards even further? Book the Virtual Librarian today!

Register for a FREE 30-minute session, watch the 30-minute overview—or register for our AVL PDs (and take 30% off) using the code AVL

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