December 4, 2018

Gift books for adults, 2018 edition

As NextReads bibliographers, we’ve read hundreds of books – all of them different combinations of the various story elements that exist. And yet, we’ve barely made a dent in the mind-blowing array of options! If you find that what’s out there is overwhelming (even in a good way), let us help you narrow down your choices. Below, the five of us have collected some of our favorites to suggest as gifts to give to that special reader in your life. Our reading interests are unique, so you can expect our recommendations to match. Happy holidays—and happy reading! 

December 4, 2018

Gift books for kids and teens, 2018 edition

It's that time of year again, and people are looking for the perfect gift for their loved ones. Each December, the staff who work with children's books here at NoveList try to choose just one or two books that they believe could make a treasured addition to someone's bookshelf. Here are our picks out of the ones we read (or rediscovered) this year. They range from books for toddlers to teens and appeal to all kinds of readers. Your child's new favorite may be on this list. It's our gift to you.

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. 

November 27, 2018

EveryLibrary and LibraryAware voting YES on libraries

When I was growing up, my parents always took me with them when they went to vote -- every single election; general, primary, special, local, national. They taught my brother and me that you always vote. You always show up. Moreover, they also taught us that when it came to ballot measures on budgets that fund libraries and education, you always vote YES. I am thrilled to share and to be a part of this partnership with Novelist and EveryLibrary to work with five libraries on their 2019 campaigns. 

November 13, 2018

How to read a book in 5 minutes (AKA how to figure out if this book will appeal to your reader)

The thought of doing readers’ advisory for someone whose reading tastes are very different from yours can be nerve-wracking. You can use NoveList to be confident about the important details of the book by talking about our story elements. With our genre, theme, and appeal terms, you can “read” that book in record time. 

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.

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