I Love Libraries is a big fan of the Booklist Reader from our friends over at Booklist. It’s an invaluable tool to help readers discover new books at their libraries. It also features author interviews, top 10 lists, and more. Everything today’s book lover needs! Biz Hyzy, marketing specialist at Booklist, tells us more.
September marked Booklist’s one-year anniversary of Booklist Reader, a magazine that brings Booklist’s quality reviews, read-alikes, top 10 lists, author interviews, and more directly to patrons, encouraging them to reserve and check out the newest, hottest books and audiobooks for all ages. Starting in January, Booklist Reader will be available in print. Find out more about this invaluable patron service, and order your first 50 today!
In the meantime, we thought we’d celebrate by highlighting some of the wonderful, innovative ways libraries are sharing Booklist Reader digitally. These are just a sample of the libraries already utilizing Booklist Reader, and we hope it inspires you to explore this resource too!
First off, let’s give a big shout-out to Mansfield (Mass.) Public Library!
“It is wonderful to share the trusted review source used by librarians with our patrons,” said Catherine Coyne, director of Mansfield Public Library. “Each issue of Booklist Reader is filled with topical book, audio, and video reviews for all ages. Our savvy readers have been delighted with this new source of reviews.”
Booklist Reader can be found under the “Book Reviews” section of their website.
Teton County (Wyo.) Library in Jackson has a whole section of their site dedicated to book recommendation resources, including Booklist Reader (along with our partner, LibraryReads!).
Under its e-resources page, Cannon Beach (Oreg.) Library shares Booklist Reader along with a note that says, “Whether you’re hunting for your next book, selecting for a book group, or getting ideas for kids, you’ll find librarian-approved selections in the latest ‘Booklist Reader.’” All great ideas, we say!
The Fitzwilliam (N.H.) Town Library features Booklist Reader as part of its “24-Hour Library.”
Some libraries are even sharing Booklist Reader via their Instagram, such as the Rockbridge Regional Library System, which serves Lexington and Buena Vista in Virginia.
Is your library using Booklist Reader in creative ways? If so, please drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you're a librarian and you haven’t yet shared Booklist Reader with patrons, here’s how you can get started!