Minot’s Geek the Library at Saturday Festival on Main

The Minot Public Library and Ward County Pubic Library will kick off their Geek the Library campaign at the Festival on Main on Saturday.

People are invited to stop by the libraries’ photo booth to explain why they “geek” the library and to find out about what libraries have to offer.

Geek the Library is a community based public-awareness campaign. It features local educational material that introduces ‘geek’ as a verb, and encourages the public to talk about what they ‘geek’-whether it’s engineering, superheroes or art. The public awareness campaign illustrates the fact that everyone is passionate about something-everyone ‘geeks’ something-and that the library supports them all.

The awareness campaign features print advertising, social networking elements, a website and grassroots community initiatives to draw attention to the need for increased library support. The campaign website, www.geekthelibrary.org, provides information about how people can get active and support their local library.