We’re all familiar with entertainment – it’s something we all do for amusement. Entertainment involves passive participation, and absorption rather than immersion. We don’t usually influence the performance (other than with claps), and we tend to absorb it internally. Examples would be attending a concert or going to a movie.
Examples of entertainment in the library would be things like holding an event for or about an author, hiring an entertainer, or having a battle of the bands. It could also be reading…. a big one for libraries! For others, it could be people watching at the library.
This realm can happen on the web, too. It can take many forms, like a fun ad highlighting an upcoming event, a whimsical writing style, or a funny survey. Kid’s pages can include games. Teens can find fun facts about favorite movie characters. The idea is to take the information you want to present, and go “one further” with it. Add some neat pictures of an author to go along with a description of an upcoming event. Add links to the author’s books in the library catalog. Add links to his/her website. Etc.