I follow Ellen Forsyth, a really smart Australian librarian, on Flickr. Yesterday, I saw this image in her photo stream (see the pic in this post).
Feast magazine has created a Spotify account. Here’s what the magazine says about it:
We are excited to announce that Feast is now on Spotify! Join us at sbsfeastmagazine to listen to the new additions to our profile: a Greek-themed playlist to match our Global Roaming story on life in Lesvos, and Christmas songs from around the world to get you in the spirit while you whip up festive goodies. Old favourites abound in ‘Char Time’ for tunes while you grill, and ‘Celebrate: Diwali’ to channel your inner Bollywood star are still online as well.
What a cool idea! Can libraries do this? I bet so. Spotify (huge music streaming service, for those not familiar with Spotify) allows users to create and share playlists of music.
A library could easily set up some fun playlists. Some examples:
- seasonal or holiday-based music
- theme-based music for new books or movies
- a playlist connected to a major event (i.e., summer reading)
- literary-focused music playlist
- or just have fun with staff favorites
What do you think? Has any library done this? Please share!
Pic by Ellen Forsyth