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  • RA for your Friday September 3, 2021
    The state fair is wrapping up, pumpkin spice is back in drinks, and I saw five bright red leaves on a tree. The Best Books of Fall lists are gently swirling and I am ready to rake them into a pile and dive in! We’ve got fall picks from LitHub, Time, Kirkus, and Esquire, while […]
    Angela Newman
  • RA for your Wednesday* August 18, 2021
    First things first! There’s still time to sign up for Friday’s class – Fantastic Books and Where to Find Them. Ideal for anyone who buys for a library collection, does readers advisory, or both! See you there! Moving right along to news that requires only slightly fewer exclamation marks – NPR has released the results […]
    Angela Newman
  • Youth Services Roundup August 10, 2021
    SUMMER READING DEBRIEF The date has been set for the Summer Reading Debrief, and it’s…two dates! The votes were split so evenly, and I didn’t want to miss anyone, so we’ll have it twice. Join us on either September 10 at 11am or September 16 at 9am for a discussion about what worked for your […]
    Angela Newman
  • Small Space Makeover! August 6, 2021
    I had the opportunity – at long last! – to pop down to the Mannsville Free Library and check out their recent renovation. (How recent? Ask me again when I regain my sense of time having a meaning.) There was so much to love, from the new floors and seating area to the brightened walls […]
    Angela Newman
  • Youth Services Roundup August 4, 2021
    COLLECTION AND RA Doing summer reading during a pandemic and a renovation helped one librarian learn more about the collection, re-evaluate shelving and displays, and highlight books that fly under the radar. Check it out! THE STATE OF STORYTIME From Storytime Katie: “Because we’re outside, I am only using books, songs, and rhymes this summer. […]
    Angela Newman
  • RA for your Monday August 2, 2021
    First things first – the new book club in a bag titles are now available! You can print out this handy flyer of new titles for yer corkboard and find the complete list of all book club titles here. How much do I love doing library visits again? (Answer: So much.) Had a delightful visit […]
    Angela Newman
  • RA for your Friday July 16, 2021
    So much news today! I’m very excited to release the flyer for our latest additions to the Book Club in a Bag program – coming to a canvas bag near you on August 1. This is also the perfect time to introduce our brand new Collection Development and RA toolkit, which, in addition to serving […]
    Angela Newman
  • RA for your Friday July 2, 2021
    First things first – the NPR Summer Reader Poll is out! This year, they’re putting out a call for favorite sci-fi and fantasy books, with a twist: “We’re doing things a little bit differently this year since we already know you guys love The Lord of the Rings. Instead of a grand survey of all […]
    Angela Newman