RA for your Friday

First things first! We’ve got three brand new Book Club in a Bag titles coming your way next month:

The Guncle, by Steven Rowley

Somebody’s Daughter, by Ashley C. Ford

Slow Horses, by Mick Herron

I’ll let you know as soon as we’ve added those to the catalog, expect them early to mid-June. You can find printable bookmarks here.

Speaking of June, we’ve got lists for Library Reads and Indie Next!

And while we’re on the subject of June, don’t forget to sign up for our next Friday Reads! Join us on June 3 for a virtual discussion about what’s flying off the shelves at your library, what you just finished and loved (or what you just finished that you know someone ELSE would love), what author or series you’ve just discovered, and more!

In even more June news, just a quick reminder that June is Audiobook Month!

Looking for ways to give your backlist more love? As always, the RA for All blog has advice for you (and great display reminders, too):

“Displays are to highlight books patrons would not find on their own. And to that end, ignore newer books. The backlist is where you can find great titles that are lurking in the stacks, languishing without readers…”

Finally, #FridayReads: Once again my nightstand is full to toppling, which is just how I like it. This week, I’m bopping back and forth between The Night Hawks and Breakfast at the Honey Creek Cafe, depending on my mood. Both may have to be preempted for Finlay Donovan Knocks ‘Em Dead, which I just picked off the new releases shelf at a library near me. Order of operations as follows: new library books, older library books, audiobooks, podcasts, BritBox, quilting, baking, mild exercise, books I own. Happy reading!