Johnson and Linn County libraries team up for #CorridorReads

Posted by Meredith on May 17, 2018 - 8:45am

Johnson and Linn County libraries will make reading a social activity this summer with #CorridorReads.

Beginning May 24, participating libraries in the two counties will use the #CorridorReads hashtag when posting on their social media platforms with the goal of generating more engagement amongst libraries and their patrons, increasing awareness of libraries throughout the Corridor.

The community is invited to use the #CorridorReads hashtag, too. Add it to photos of your favorite summer reads, lists of books you’ve checked out at your library, or a program or event you plan to attend. We even have additional hashtags to get you started. Each week during the summer reading program, libraries will use the following hashtags to generate conversation:

  • Monday: #choosekindness – share example of how you are choosing to be kind or how someone was kind to you
  • Wednesday: #summershelfie – show us your bookshelf or a fun display at your library
  • Thursday: #weekendreads – what are you reading this weekend?

We will give away a piece of library swag each week during the summer to someone who participates in the campaign. In order to win the drawing, you must follow one of the libraries on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook, post a photo and include the hashtag #CorridorReads in the caption.

Don’t forget to visit your public library this summer – and maybe a few others, too! Johnson County public libraries include Coralville, Iowa City, North Liberty, Oxford, Solon, Swisher, and Tiffin-Springmier. Linn County public libraries include Cedar Rapids, Center Point, Coggon, Ely, Fairfax, Hiawatha, J. C. Clegg, Lisbon, Marion, Russell D. Cole, and Springville.

For more information about #CorridorReads, contact Cedar Rapids Public Library Community Relations Manager Amber Mussman (319-739-0404; or Iowa City Public Library Public Relations Specialist Meredith Hines-Dochterman (319-887-6216;