April 29, 2020

Building a collection for 1000 books before kindergarten

In a previous blog post, I wrote about parents who are looking for all the book recommendations they can get their hands on and how libraries can support them. If you’re working from home, or in the library working in shifts, and wondering how best to build up your collection of board and picture books to support those parents and early readers (or book chewers), here are some suggestions for Core Collections customers.  

April 15, 2020

Supporting 1000 books before kindergarten (from a distance)

For me, 1000 Books Before Kindergarten has become a lot more intimate. And, like many parents of young children out there surviving without daycare, it exists in some strange no man’s land between joyous and tedious while being impossibly hard.

How can libraries support parents like me?

January 29, 2020

Do you recognize social-emotional learning in your library?

We, as a society, are constantly seeing and experiencing things we have no control over. This is difficult for adults to comprehend, but children have an even tougher time coping. In order to help children and teens manage their emotions, as well as gain empathy and understanding for others’ challenges, it’s crucial to incorporate social-emotional learning (SEL).

December 3, 2019

Gift books for kids and teens, 2019 edition

Each December, the staff who work with children's books here at NoveList try to choose just one or two books they believe could make a treasured addition to someone's bookshelf. Here are our picks out of the ones we read this year. They range from books for toddlers to teens and appeal to all kinds of readers. It's our gift to you.

October 24, 2019

Ever wonder why? Pourquoi tales can help!

We are pleased to introduce you to a new genre in NoveList, Pourquoi tales. 

August 20, 2019

Reluctant readers

The end of summer and beginning of a new school year often means an uptick in public library visits from a specific kind of young patron: the summer reading procrastinator. 

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