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What Makes a Good Book? Here’s How Appeal Factors Result in Great Book Recommendations.

Posted in Explore and Discover on June 29, 2022 at 6:00 am

By Dana Mannino At least once a week, I have a variation on the following conversation. Library customer: Can you suggest a good book? Librarian: Sure! What do you like to read? Library customer: Anything, as long as it’s well written. We all want a good book. It’s universal. But often we don’t know how […]

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14 Feel-Good Fiction Reads for Hope & Encouragement

Posted in Explore and Discover on October 27, 2021 at 7:00 am

Lately, I’ve been in the mood for books that are happier, or at least mostly uplifting. My sense is I am not alone in this desire. While these books have sad moments and deal with life’s challenges, they will hopefully leave you feeling positive and encouraged when you turn that last page. […]

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Introducing Book Butler, the service that selects books for you

Posted in News on July 31, 2020 at 6:00 am

Book Butler Book Butler is great when you aren’t sure what exact book to read next but you know the genre or type of book you’d like to read. […]

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Kid-picked books for your summer reading list

Posted in kids on July 15, 2020 at 6:00 am

By Rachel Edmondson We all know how important it is for kids to keep reading throughout the summer, but sometimes it can be hard to convince kids to pick up a book. I’ve found that kids are more motivated to read a book when it’s recommended to them by a friend. Think of it as […]

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What to read next: Recommendations for kids by kids

Posted in kids, Parents and Teachers on February 12, 2019 at 6:00 am

By Rachel Edmondson In my years of helping kids find books to read, one thing has remained the same—kids always want to read the same books their friends are reading. Often, a new title has gained traction. It’s also not uncommon for older series to suddenly come into popularity again, based on word of mouth. […]

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Your next favorite book from SelectReads

Posted in Explore and Discover on May 11, 2017 at 6:00 am

By Carlie Hoffman Before the internet, I had only one way to serendipitously find my next read at the library: wander the book stacks until an interesting book cover or an evocative title caught my eye. Fortunately, finding books through this process often lead to new favorites. Now I have even more ways to find […]

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Library Hack: What Should I Read Next?

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, kids, Parents and Teachers, Prime Time, Teens on December 11, 2014 at 6:00 am

By Cara Strickland I remember it as if it were yesterday. I would walk into my local library and make a beeline for the children’s section. In that library, there was a children’s librarian sitting behind a special little desk. I would walk up to the desk and smile as though I were going to […]

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