When libraries host events, it takes a lot of time and effort to plan and implement. After all that work, wouldn’t it be nice to have a fun and memorable way to make sure people remember the event and spread the word about it?

Photo booths are an awesome way to get the word out about your events to the community.

What is a photo booth?

Photo booths aren’t just cramped boxes where you squish inside with your friends and take goofy pictures. Today, a modern photo booth is more like a selfie station. They’re accessible, high-tech, and easy to use.

For example, Simple Booth is a modern photo booth that makes it easy to get your photo straight to your phone and share on social media. The Simple Booth HALO app allows you to add branding elements, offer unique digital filters, and customize the user experience.

It’s an intuitive app for iPad that makes it possible to have your own selfie station that you can use at any event.

Here are three ways that photo booths can help libraries promote events:

1. Capture memories and create buzz

Photo booths are an interactive way to entertain your visitors and make the event more memorable. While it’s not the central focus of the event, it’s a fun activity that everyone can enjoy.

When you make it easy for guests to share their experiences, they’re much more likely to post to social media and help spread the word about your event. The guests have fun doing it, making it a win-win.

2. Promote your library on social media

Libraries host a lot of events that are great for social media promotion. Whether it’s a book-signing, art exhibit, lecture, or movie night, there are always interesting things happening. A photo booth can be a seamless way to get traction on social media.

Simple Booth makes it easy for participants to share their photos on social media and include your unique event #hashtag in their posts. This makes it easy to get the word out about your events and increase the interest in attendance for next time.

You can also see who shared with your hashtag and repost it on your social account, making your next social post a complete breeze.

3. Capture data for follow-up

A photo booth can help you capture valuable contact information from people who attend your event. When participants are deciding how to receive their photo or video, you can ask them if they want to opt-in to your email marketing list. They can get their photo to their email and join your list at the same time!

You’ll be surprised by how many people are happy to leave their contact information when they are excited to share a great photo. Simple Booth actually has an opt-in rate near 90% at most events. This can be especially valuable for library events if you want to follow-up with people to let them know about future events.

Ready to try a photo booth for events at your library? Sign up for Simple Booth today to get started.

Simple Booth is the leading choice for library photo booths because of our incredible features, easy-to-use apps, and flexible plans.