December 20, 2018

LibraryReads and NoveList team up to offer genre education

LibraryReads and NoveList have partnered on a series of genre webinars in 2019. We think of the series as a 101 crash course for some of the more popular genres, designed to give librarians a sense of why readers are drawn to the genre; some tips for talking with fans; key books in the genre to know; sub-genres and crossover titles to keep in mind; and tips for searching NoveList for themes, appeal terms, and genre information and more. 

December 17, 2018

Resolve to make social posts easier in 2019

Finding relevant content for your social channels can be a challenge. LibraryAware makes things easy with “ready-to-post” items *and* a quick way to schedule them now for the year ahead. A little effort now will make your job easier in 2019. Here’s how to do it in 4 quick and easy steps.

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 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. 

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