RA for your Friday 4/17/20


This one goes out to all the book clubs out there! NCLS has recently added some simultaneous use titles to the OverDrive collection so that readers can have access to the same titles at once - no lines, no waiting! We currently have two audio collections to explore - nonfiction and classics - so please be sure to let your book clubs know. We'll also be adding some simultaneous use titles for students over the next few weeks, so I'll send those links along once I have them.

I also want to remind everyone about the simultaneous use titles we have from Tumblebooks through the end of August, including Teen Book Cloud and Romance Book Cloud. All of these simultaneous use titles can be found on the e-books page of the NCLS Virtual Branch.

And don't forget that all New York residents can sign up for a New York Public Library card online and access e-book titles through the SimplyE app.

Looking ahead, the May IndieNext and LibraryReads lists are out! And speaking of LibraryReads, the RA for All blog reminds us to that LibraryReads is more than just a monthly list. Check out their resources page to find publishers' library marketing pages, RA-relevant webinars, publisher book talks, and information on getting digital advanced reader copies.

In awards news, the Hugo finalists have been announced, and the Aspen Words Literary prize goes to The Beekeeper of Aleppo!

Finally, #FridayReads: I've abandoned what was on my nightstand and have started my reading life afresh with an old book sale find - On Kingdom Mountain by Howard Frank Mosher. An eccentric bookseller/bird carver and a mysterious stunt pilot search for stolen Civil War gold in 1930s Vermont? Why, yes. I am here for every single one of those things. Happy reading!