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?

February 26, 2016

Romancing the Book Club: Webcast Q & A

Wendy Crutcher, Lisa Schimmer, and I had a great time doing the webcast on romance book clubs! From the looks of the chat that happened on the side, everyone who attended the webinar had a good time too. We didn’t have time to get to questions, so I asked NoveList if I could write a blog post addressing some of them.