RA for your Wednesday*

First things first! There’s still time to sign up for Friday’s class – Fantastic Books and Where to Find Them. Ideal for anyone who buys for a library collection, does readers advisory, or both! See you there!

Moving right along to news that requires only slightly fewer exclamation marks – NPR has released the results of this year’s summer reader poll! If you’re looking to get up to speed on recent sci-fi and fantasy, this list of 50 titles (or series) from the last ten years is an outstanding place to start. (It would also make a great display. Just saying.)

We’ve got September picks from Library Reads and Indie Next, and Library Journal has released their Fall Preview.

Looking further down the road, October is Reading Group Month! If you have an existing book club at your library, or are looking to start one, check out our Book Club page on the Collection Development guide for information on book club in a bag, discussion questions, and more.

If you’re not already directing patrons to the Libby app for library e-books, this is the perfect time to start. OverDrive has announced that they’re phasing out the old school OverDrive app and will be removing it from app stores in February 2022. Fortunately, that’s more than enough time to spread the word to your e-book readers. (And speaking of spreading the word, you know that OverDrive has social media marketing content you can use, right?)

Finally, #FridayReads: I’ve just started the sixth Ruth Galloway book (this is officially my summer of Elly Griffiths), in my earbuds is The Icepick Surgeon by Sam Kean, and I can’t get enough of PBS Eons on YouTube. Who knew I was so interested in prehistoric sharks? (Answer: Anyone who knew me in the fifth grade.) Happy reading/listening/viewing!

*Eventually, I’ll get back to doing these on Fridays. Probably.