You may have noticed a bit of radio silence last week; I was out on the road, talking early literacy with my good friends at the Pioneer Library System. But I'm back today, let's get started, shall we?
Also coming up in March is the next webinar in the NoveList and Library Reads RA series. This one focuses on Crime, Mysteries, and Thrillers and will be held on Tuesday, March 19, at 2pm. Sign up here!
Looking even further ahead, the 5 Minute Librarian blog has started compiling titles that would make a great display for the CSLP summer reading theme (A Universe of Stories), and Library Journal has the first Summer Scares reading list. Becky Spratford, who helped compile the list, talks on her blog about how the list can help you promote horror to readers:
"This program is more than the list and the 9 books. It is a national program to connect horror authors with libraries. It is a program that will make it easy for you, the library worker, to provide horror programming, create displays, and make suggestions. As a committee and through our partners, we will begin pushing out resources, interviews with the selected authors, and lists of even more titles soon. You can also start signing up to be connected with a horror author in your area right now to plan summer book discussions, horror themed programming, and we even have $500 grants available for interested libraries..."
In awards news, the Nebula finalists have been announced! If sci-fi is not your strong suit, dip a toe into the genre by exploring the finalists of one of its best known awards.
Finally, #FridayReads: I started Bowlaway by Elizabeth McCracken earlier this week and am looking forward to getting back into it this weekend. That being said, I also have a quilt to make, so there will definitely be some audio in my future. Ready when you are, Sally Field... Happy reading/listening/crafting!