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The Readers’ Advisory Impact Committee’s survey of Readers’ Advisory activities is now live and open through 5/21 to all U.S. public libraries and public librarians. The committee created this survey as part of its ongoing effort to catalog and measure the impact of public library Readers’ Advisory activities—including activities that take place onsite and online. Click to […]

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Public library staff across the nation have spoken! Congratulations to all the books selected for the September 2016 LibraryReads Top Ten list! Click to Prepare for Your September Readers’ Advisory.   The Tea Planter’s Wife: A Novel (#4) By Dinah Jefferies “When Gwendolyn Hooper comes to Ceylon as a young bride, she has no idea that she’s entering […]

RH Seeks BLFVD: (Book Lovers For Valentine’s Day ) Day #2… Beware: Inside this little brown package may be  the new love of your life…(in paperback of course)     The Random House Library Marketing Staff wants to find you the perfect match for Valentine’s Day. Dear BLFVD,  Do zombie attacks excite you?  Do you enjoy the brilliance of […]

Our friends at R.J. Julia Booksellers have put together a fabulous Summer Reading website, complete with a Readers’ Advisory Quiz to help select your next read.  I’m always a bit skeptical about these computerized quizzes, but I must admit that I learned about a couple books that I hadn’t heard of before, but that seemed right […]

I have to admit that my husband is a somewhat reluctant reader–he’ll curl up with his newspaper, not a book.  So I’m always so excited when I am able to recommend a book that thoroughly engages him (must be the kind of thrill that Readers’ Advisory Librarians get when they make a spot on suggestion […]