October 31, 2018

LibraryReads and NoveList

LibraryReads compiles a monthly list of the top ten new books librarians are most excited about. At NoveList, we are big fans of LibraryReads and have multiple ways you can help your patrons access these lists of notable titles.

October 26, 2018

Frankenstein Lives!

January 1st marked the 200th publication anniversary of Mary Shelley’s gothic novel, Frankenstein. This classic has inspired many retellings and adaptations on page, stage, and screen. While Frankenstein’s influence has remained ever-present over the years, 2018 has seen a flurry of new histories, biographies, and retellings popping up on the literary scene, many of them published to coincide with this milestone anniversary. 

October 9, 2018

Vote Libraries

Libraries change lives, but they need resources to do it. With that in mind, EveryLibrary, a nonprofit organization chartered to work on local library ballot initiatives, is challenging everyone to pledge to Vote Libraries this November.

September 19, 2018

‘Argh’ you ready for Talk Like a Pirate Day?

Ahoy ye maties! September 19th is Talk Like a Pirate Day! To celebrate, create a handout or a display of titles with pirates as the central theme. If you are really looking to talk like a pirate (or at least talk the way they are often portrayed), picture books are your best bet for some fun and often funny pirate titles.

September 17, 2018

Lizzie Borden: on the big screen and in your library

The infamous Lizzie Borden is in the headlines again, this time as the subject of a fact-based biopic. With the September 14th release of the film Lizzie based on her true story, interest has peaked. And why not? Her trial practically kicked off the whole tradition of sensationalized domestic homicide, something Americans can’t seem to get enough of. 

September 12, 2018

Using podcasts for readers’ advisory

September 30th is International Podcast Day and I think most people would agree that podcasts have exploded within the last few years. No matter what you're into, there's a podcast out there that caters to your interests, whether you long to be entertained, informed, scared, or intrigued.

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