October 8, 2018

Shout-out to Halifax Central Library during Canadian Library Month

I had the opportunity to visit Nova Scotia last week and wow! The green, rocky, dramatic landscape was breathtaking. If you’re like me, you make sure to visit libraries when you travel, so you won’t be surprised that a trip highlight was my time spent at the Central Library.

October 5, 2018

New Feature: NoveList Promotional Templates Now Available in LibraryAware

Like you, we’re passionate about pairing readers with books they will love. We also know it can be hard to get the word out about your awesome readers’ advisory services, so we created these NoveList promotional pieces for our LibraryAware customers.These easy-to-use templates are designed to make readers’ advisory less daunting for you and to help your readers explore all the reading options available at their beloved public library.

September 27, 2018

Audiobooks build reading skills

Audiobooks are gaining in popularity amongst library patrons. While we see the popularity of audiobooks among adults in our libraries, there are compelling reasons to promote audiobooks to our younger patrons. A child’s fluency, inflection, and pronunciation all improve from listening to audiobooks, especially when paired with print materials.

September 19, 2018

‘Argh’ you ready for Talk Like a Pirate Day?

Ahoy ye maties! September 19th is Talk Like a Pirate Day! To celebrate, create a handout or a display of titles with pirates as the central theme. If you are really looking to talk like a pirate (or at least talk the way they are often portrayed), picture books are your best bet for some fun and often funny pirate titles.

September 17, 2018

Lizzie Borden: on the big screen and in your library

The infamous Lizzie Borden is in the headlines again, this time as the subject of a fact-based biopic. With the September 14th release of the film Lizzie based on her true story, interest has peaked. And why not? Her trial practically kicked off the whole tradition of sensationalized domestic homicide, something Americans can’t seem to get enough of. 

September 12, 2018

Using podcasts for readers’ advisory

September 30th is International Podcast Day and I think most people would agree that podcasts have exploded within the last few years. No matter what you're into, there's a podcast out there that caters to your interests, whether you long to be entertained, informed, scared, or intrigued.

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