Today, the American Library Association released its State of America’s Libraries Report, an annual report released during National Library Week. It’s not easy being a librarian, and it’s gotten even more difficult in the current Zeitgeist of fake news, polarization, and intolerance.
Hoopla digital is a FREE Netflix like comics streaming service that is available via libraries – more than 1300 of them across Canada and the US. All you need is a valid library card from participating systems and you can read a ton of comics TOTALLY FREE. They also offer eBooks, audiobooks, movies, music and more, […]
“The Golden Age of Science Fiction is 12.” —Peter Graham The Young Adult Library Services Association, a division of the American Library Association, has announced the titles of their Great Graphic Novel for Teens list for 2017. Dating back to 2007, YALSA has listed the Top Ten titles, as well as a (very) long list of […]
Just a quick report, with a longer piece to follow: This morning, the American Library Association announced the 2016 winners of various book awards, for books, video, and audiobooks written for children and teens. Some aren’t well known outside libraries, but some, like the Caldecott, Printz, and Newbery, gain instant acclaim and book sales. Every […]
Quartz has an infographic, charts and more to tell us what the most checked out books – by city – were in 2016. They surveyed 14 metropolitan libraries to get the list. by Quartz shows that The Girl on the Train is the most checked-out book at eight of them, and the most checked-out work […]
Every summer, thousands of librarians and other bibliophiles meet at the American Library Association’s Annual Conference. This year, it’s in Orlando (yeah…) and like years past, “ALA Annual” will host feature numerous creators, publishers, and panels relating to comics, gaming, and all the other geekery stuff that kids who hang out in libraries enjoy […]
§ Blutch, Blutch, Blutch. French artist Christian Hincker, aka Blutch is a cartoon god in Europe, but known only to Euro comics experts here. The new New York Review of Books edition of PEPLUM is his first long work to be translated into English. It’s no easy reader; a mystical narrative that takes element from the […]
YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association) has released one of their annual reading lists, 2016 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, which represents: The Quick Picks list, presented annually at the ALA Midwinter Meeting suggests books that teens, ages 12-18, will pick up on their own and read for pleasure; it is geared to the […]
Harper College, located in northwest Chicagoland, is a community college serving 40,000 students. Since the 2011-2012 school year, Harper College has a selected a title as part of their “One Book, One Harper” community read. (A community read is where a local library sponsors a community-wide book club featuring one title which is read and discussed locally. […]
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