August 29, 2018

Crazy Cute Asian American Rom-Coms

It's no secret -- for the past few weeks, Netflix users have been gushing about the adorable Netflix movie, To All the Boys I've Loved Before, based on the book with the same title by Jenny Han. What's all the fuss? Well, for one thing, this #ownvoices teen contemporary romance, written by a Korean-American author, features an Asian American character in a lead role, which may be the first ever such occurrence in a teen movie.

August 28, 2018

Australian Crime Fiction

Jane Harper’s Aaron Falk series continues to rack up awards and long hold lines at the library. Fortunately for all of us on the waiting list, Australian crime fiction has a lot to offer.

August 21, 2018

What’s new? The secret world of books that haven’t been published yet

As readers’ advisors (and enthusiastic readers!) the staff at NoveList are always on the lookout for new books -- whether from long-time favorite authors, or advance reader copies that just happen to catch our eye. Shauna Griffin explores what titles some of the staff at NoveList are excited about. 

August 15, 2018

Five ways to use themes with your patrons

Have you been using the themes that are now included in NoveList with your patrons yet? If not, or you read that question and thought, “What do they mean by themes?” then now is the time to get started!

August 9, 2018

Steal this idea: Create a Display Hub for busy librarians

Looking for a way to share displays across your library system? Check out Durham County Library's Display Hub, which pulls together a similar set of materials so library staff across the county can quickly access display materials including posters, book lists, bookmarks, and flyers.

August 2, 2018

Lust in the dust: Rural romances set in Australia

Following the immense success of Rachael Treasure’s Jillaroo in 2005, rural romance emerged as a beloved genre of Australian readers. These books celebrate rural life, farming, and close knit communities as well as the natural beauty of the Australian landscape. They are rich in atmosphere and feature strong, independent female heroines making their own way in the bush.

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