I did it! I was able to take all of the library's notifications and put them into twitter.
I set up our twitter account at http://twitter.com/cglibrary
Then I dumped all of the library's rss feeds into http://www.rss2twitter.com/
The great part about that is that twitter feeds itself. No staff time is required except to check to make sure it is working. I dumped the new books, new videos, new audio, new large print, the google event calendar (http://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=casagrandelibrary%40gmail.com), library news, library programs, and all of our newsletters rss feeds into it (http://www.booksite.com/texis/scripts/bookletter/addrss.html?sid=6503).
Now every time the library has an update, a library event, a new book or video, or new newsletter, it goes automatically to twitter. I have set up most of the library's information this way. We have a content management system through Bookletters (http://www.bookletters.com/) that automatically produces newsletters on books, from Fiction, to Non-fiction, to books in the news. We also have custom newsletters for library events that are posted on the libray's website and are sent via email. Everything also goes through our blog at http://cglibrary.blogspot.com and finally it goes through Twitter.
I have to find a way to get messages down to 140 characters so that the entire message is received via a text messag. If the content is too long for the message, it automatically creates a tiny url. Like this:
Reading comprehension success in 20 minutes a day. : http://tinyurl.com/2nsvf9
Which doesn't work too badly, but I think most users wouldn't go to the link. I think if there was a program that day related to the user, a new book, or just to send a message that the library is now open and the library is now closed might be some very practical uses. I haven't placed it on our website yet or advertised it. I only recently was able to get it to work so I was very excited about that.
Now I just need to customize the feeds a bit for different users, but I was amazed at how easy it was to set it up. I don't know how many users will subscribe to it, but the functionality is there. I bet the more I can customize it, the more people will subscribe since customizing will not make it overwhelming. Its amazing how many free things there are out there that provide great service!