May 24, 2018
Audiobooks for family road trips
How does a family headed out on a summer road trip choose audiobooks that everyone in the car will enjoy as the miles roll by? We have suggestions for six middle-grade audiobooks that are full of family, friendship, and adventure, and that are sure to keep the kids AND the adults engaged.
February 22, 2018
Try a different kind of book club: Go topical!
Ever heard of a book club revolving around a theme instead of a specific title? It's a great alternative to a traditional book club, and easy to put into practice in your own library.
February 13, 2018
Newsletters we love: #LibSocial at Indian Prairie Public Library
Indian Prairie Public Library's #LibSocial newsletter is a fantastic example of successfully reaching out to a targeted audience. Find out more about how they got started and get inspired with some ideas for your own!
January 5, 2018
Steal this idea: Express Book Bags
Looking for ways to serve the busy adults in your community and make sure they're able to get the books they want from the library without spending too much time? Take a note from the Wake County Public Library and their Express Book Bags service.
August 29, 2017
Newsletters build community
Guest blogger Patrick Holt shares his experiences creating custom newsletters and reaching the readers in his community.
June 13, 2017
Make the leap from website to credible resource
When you want information about the book you just heard about, what is the first thing you do? If you’re like most people, you start by searching the web. While we’d all love to believe that the first place our patrons check is the library website or catalog, that’s often not the case. What can we do about this?