October 17, 2017

Horror at the service desk

Raise your hand if you think that supernatural baddies, psychotic serial killers, and/or shambling hordes of the undead make great fictional reading companions.

Even if your hand is down, you can still help readers who relish the vicarious thrill of being scared find great horror in your library. Take a stab (too easy) at understanding horror's appeal with these scary-good RA resources.

Librarian and horror booster Becky Spratford shares killer reading suggestions and great tips for helping horror readers in her article, Horror at the Service Desk. Get to Becky's article in NoveList by typing the title in the search box and clicking on the Lists and Articles tab OR pasting the article's unique identifier into the search box: UI 437242

Vacations you don't want to take

Summer may be over but there's always fall vacations. Get ready for road trips with a Terrifying Travel book display in your library. Print and share this flyer of suggested titles to go with your display.

Check out the Terrifying Travel article (UI 441652) in NoveList for even more suggestions.


Both Terrifying Travel and Horror at the Service Desk have additional printables. 

The information in this article was originally published in our RA Tips Book Squad newsletter. Sign up for our newsletters for more readers’ advisory tricks and treats.

Krista Biggs is a Readers' Advisory Librarian at NoveList, and shares more tips and tricks of the trade in the monthly RA Tips newsletter from the Book Squad

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