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43 Old Cemetery Road - A Book Review
Kate Klise’s series 43 Old Cemetery Road is a fast-paced story about a boy who likes to draw, a man who writes children’s books, and a ghostly author who refuses to leave her house until she publishes a novel. A great series for boys or girls. Even parents will like this one.
Accessible Picture Books in the Library
With all the time and energy spent selecting picture books, is your library making them as accessible as they could be?
Adding Christian Fiction to Library Collections
Christian Fiction, just the name tends to turn readers away from what could be their next great read. What librarians need to realize is that they are missing hundreds if not thousands of hidden gems of stories by neglecting this genre of fiction in their collections.
Audiobook Crafternoons at the Library
Book discussion groups are a common program at libraries. Many have craft classes as well. Both programs have their inherent problems, but combining them might be the solution.
Audiobooks - A Commuter's Friend
Do you like being read to? Do you commute to work or taxi your kids more than 30 minutes a day? Perhaps multiple times a day? No time to read? If you answered yes to any of these questions, or all of them, audiobooks may be for you.
Celebrating March Irish History in the Library
There are many display opportunities for the month of March. Irish history is a popular one. Here are some ideas for integrated displays.
Conducting a Successful Library Survey
Knowing the community you are serving is the key to running a successful library. But, librarians should be wary of becoming too complacent or relying on gut instinct in lieu of data. But, how can you ensure that you will reach the community effectively and find useful information? Here are five
Creative Doodling & Beyond, A Review
Creative Doodling & Beyond by Stephanie Corfee is a beautiful book meant to be user friendly in that one can doodle right in the book itself. Perhaps not the best choice for libraries to circulate given this feature, but for personal use it is a wonderful addition.
Customer Service in the Library
Many librarian job descriptions include the phrase "must have excellent customer service skills." But, what does that mean exactly?
E-Books - A Mixed Blessing
Ebooks and their related devices have changed forever the face of librarianship. For the patron, the free books offered by most libraries are another fantastic benefit given with their library card. For the librarians, however, the landscape can be fraught with frustration.
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