September 13, 2017

NextReads newsletters: Theme and variation

We do themed sections in NextReads newsletters to help circulate your library’s backlist by drawing attention to the books you already have on your shelves. Like physical displays, newsletter themes help readers discover new treasures -- or remind them of books they'd forgotten they wanted to read.

August 23, 2017

Beyond genre: Summer shorts

In the midst of all your summer reading program hub-bub, your adult readers' habits are shifting too. I've pulled together a couple ways to offer different crowds some refreshing reads -- without you having to break a sweat. 

July 27, 2017

Excited about Book Club Central? We are too!

ALA recently launched Book Club Central with Stephanie Powell Watts’ debut novel No One is Coming to Save Us. Snag a few tips for promoting Book Club Central in your library.

June 28, 2017

Build a better book club: conversation starters

Great book club conversations happen when readers take elements of a book to heart, and feel empowered to share and compare their reading experiences together.

June 6, 2017

Build a better world this summer

Each year, librarians anxiously await to hear what this year's Collaborative Summer Library Theme (CSLP) will be. This year's theme, Build a Better World, is a little more abstract than usual and open to interpretation. It could mean so many things, from activism to construction to technology or engineering.

May 10, 2016

On your mark, get set…read!

Ah, yes, it's the beginning of May, and we know that summer reading is on your mind. It's the busiest time of the year, and soon, patrons will be coming in wanting books for road trips, summer vacations on the beach, and the loooong stretch when many kids are out of school.

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