RA for your Friday

The Publishers Weekly Summer Reads list is out! I know it’s hard to believe, given the weather event earlier this week, but I promise it’s true – summer is just around the corner.

In other exciting summer news, the SYNC program returns next week! SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for 13 and up that gives participants two thematically paired audiobooks each week. Titles are all available worldwide and change every Thursday at midnight Eastern Time during the season. Be sure to let your teens know!

In other teen news, the Brooklyn Public Library is issuing digital library cards to anyone in the United States aged 13-21 to challenge book bans and censorship.

The May Library Reads and Indie Next lists are out!

Looking for your next pop-culture display? Lit Hub can get you started with 8 Stories About Scammers for When You’re Done Watching Inventing Anna.

And just a quick reminder that next Friday I’ll be offering an updated version of Fantastic Books and Where to Find Them:

“Materials selection is something all libraries do, regardless of size or budget. Join us for a discussion about the best resources for book discovery and reviews, how to keep up with release dates, and what goes into maintaining a balanced, robust collection in a small community library. We’ll also talk about avoiding self-censorship and the importance of your collection development policy.” Sign up today!

Finally, #FridayReads: You know that thing where you’re an English major and you break up your heavy reading not with exercise or social activities but with lighter reading? (Disclaimer: I am fully aware that this is very possibly something that only I have done.) That’s where I am right now. Nothing new on the nightstand, so I’m just on the lookout for some breezy reads that I can start (and finish!) over the weekend. In my earbuds is Girly Drinks, by Mallory O’Meara, which is proving to be a delight. Happy reading/listening!

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