May 15, 2019

Gentle reads refresh

Some days you may want to turn to a book for ease and comfort, lightness and maybe a little joy. You can find plenty of books with violence, fraught situations, angst, and peril, but NoveList is making it easier to find books with a gentler outlook on the world. Here at NoveList, we recently reviewed and updated our gentle reads genre, so you’ll be able to find hundreds more books that meet your needs. 

May 9, 2019

Pokémon Readers’ Advisory: Gotta read ‘em all!

Are you and your patrons enjoying the current pop culture overload? Accompanying the excitement of the release of Avengers: Endgame, Free Comic Book Day, and Star Wars Day (May the fourth be with you) comes the first ever live-action animated Pokémon movie, Detective Pikachu!

In celebration of the latest take on a Pokémon-filled world, we offer this list of reading recommendations to share with the pocket monsters at your library. 

May 8, 2019

Top 10 most searched titles in library catalogs: April 2019

Ever wonder what library users worldwide are searching for in catalogs just like yours? At NoveList, we’ve got the data. 
Here are April’s top ten searched items in library catalogs that include NoveList Select. 

May 7, 2019

Reimagining Library Card Sign-up Month

At EveryLibrary, we’ve helped several of our library partners reimagine their standard Library Card Sign-up Month by using best practices from voter registration drives and candidate interactions with voters. We know from the voter data how critical it is for those in your community who don’t use the library to see their librarians out in the community. We know from experience that volunteers can effectively represent their librarians in this kind of context, too. Taking your library card sign-ups outside the building allows you to build new relationships across neighborhoods. 

May 2, 2019

New in NoveList: Subgenre Specials

Here at NoveList, we're always thinking about what librarians need to deliver top-notch readers’ advisory to their genre fiction fans. Our existing Genre Outlines broadly survey a major genre’s key concepts, authors, and titles. But what to do when a reader’s only interest is (for example) not just romance novels, but only historical romances? Or only paranormal romances? 

April 29, 2019

The Secret Language of Books – 2019 Edition

We are happy to announce that the 2019 version of The Secret Language of Books is off to the printer. Many of you expressed appreciation for the earlier version of this booklet, which contained detailed information about NoveList appeal factors and tips for using them with readers. This time around, we wanted to create an even richer resource for you by including genres and themes. 

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