March 17, 2020

Navigating resources for readers during COVID-19

Written by:
Kathy Stewart

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COVID-19 swiftly changed all of our lives dramatically. Like you, we at NoveList are practicing social distancing and working from home. Like you, we are seeking answers: how can we make sure that you, your patrons and their kids keep active and learning as schools and your libraries close? How can we find respite from the difficulties we are facing? 

NoveList can help you as you help your patrons find books and resources to weather these times.

Combat an extended summer slide: Summer Slide just got extended by two months for students whose schools are closed for the rest of the school year. That means many students will not have a structured reading routine until they return to the classroom. Keep young readers from losing advances they’ve made on their reading skills with our Educate section which includes tips for curriculum support; finding just-right and books with diverse characters.

Book Clubs: Many are being held virtually; we’ve got book discussion guides to help you prepare to lead discussions or identify potential titles for your patrons’ book clubs.

For Fans Of lists: Need (quick) ideas for all kinds of reads for all kinds of readers? Check out our For Fans Of… lists, for all of your fans’ reading needs.

Story Elements:  Use our book, The Secret Language of Books, to find a book with just the right tone, important now more than ever. Create lists for your patrons; LibraryAware customers can easily create book rivers for library websites.

Continue to check back for more tips on additional resources. We’ll keep the ideas coming.


Kathy Stewart is a NoveList Consultant. She is currently reading Love, Unscripted by Owen Nicholls.





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