January 16, 2019

Cute Animals! Books!

At NoveList, not only do we love our books, but we also love our pets. We've shared some adorable pictures of the NoveList team's pets with books. 

January 2, 2019

Steal this idea: Best of lists

Everyone loves lists. Just look at any magazine cover, Pinterest feed or popular blog post. They all snag readers with “Top 10 Solutions for…” and “7 Easy Ways to…” lists. So why not create lists like this customized for your library, featuring the books your patrons checked out the most this year? Or how about the books highest in demand, determined by your holds lists? Your library’s integrated library system (ILS) and circulation data offer great resources for creating lists your patrons will love.

December 11, 2018

Steal this idea: Express Checkout Promotions

Chatham-Kent Public Library (CKPL) in Chatham-Kent, Ontario, is one of three recipients of the Engaging Readers at Your Public Library grant. Earlier this year, CKPL completed a four-month campaign to engage patrons and energize staff in reading, watching, learning and playing with CKPL’s collections. We recently chatted with Manager of Support Services Heidi Wyma about one of the innovative ideas her library tested during this campaign that you might want to try at your library.

December 3, 2018

5 ways to survive the holidays at your library

For many, the holiday season can be stressful, especially for librarians. Often, there’s a struggle with making sure your library is inclusive around the holidays. The librarians at the NoveList office have been there so we’ve provided five tips you can use to survive the holiday season at your library. 

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. 

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