September 12, 2017

Resilience in tough times

While it would be nice to think we live in a perfect world, everyone experiences hard times, regardless of where you live. Whether your community is in the midst of tragedy or witnessing from afar, we want our libraries to serve as safe, welcoming spaces where people can come to find the information, comfort, and hope they need.

August 31, 2017

Steal this idea: Use graphic novels to get kids reading

No one can deny that graphic novels are gaining momentum in libraries and schools. While using graphic novels may seem counterproductive to promoting reading, they may be just the springboard you need to reach those reluctant readers.

August 21, 2017

Malice in small town Australia

The sequel to Jane Harper’s bestselling novel The Dry is coming out this September, but if you can’t wait for Force of Nature to hit the shelves, NoveList has you covered.

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.

April 13, 2017

Return to S-Town

Have you listened to the podcast S-Town yet? If you clicked on this, you probably have and you probably have a lot of feelings about it. And maybe you weren’t quite ready to the leave the world it built. Or maybe you've just been hearing the buzz and want to make sure you're in the loop when you get a reader asking you about books or media like S-Town. 

March 31, 2017

Summer reading searches, or, don’t fear the advanced search page! 

Adults vary when it comes to reading choices and kids are no different. In fact, kids looking for summer reading can pose a particularly thorny challenge as you might not know if the kid is excited to pick out beach trip books or angry at their dad for saying they had to read “one book this summer.” But no matter who walks into your library, NoveList has the tools for you.