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Libraries at the heart of communities

With the chaos of the world around us, it’s become increasingly important for societies to have a safe place where people can gather. The need for connectedness has become even more vital in this era of social media, where people may be connecting 24-7 through Tweets and posts but also report feeling more alone than … Continued

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Top Charts from Lois – September 2018

Being a busy librarian means it can be difficult to stay on top of the latest hot titles – let alone find time to sit down with my favourite book. However, today I will be checking out one of these top Adult Fiction titles from collectionHQ’s Discovery to celebrate “Read A Book Day”. Which one … Continued

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Enter the Volunteers

As less public spending is being devoted to support libraries, more communities are creatively finding ways to keep them open. Enter the volunteers. Faced with the prospect of seeing their library close, more people are offering to pitch in at their local branch. This trend is most prevalent in the United Kingdom, where 500 of … Continued

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Top Charts from Lois – April 2018

Book lovers across the UK are celebrating World Book Night this evening. Set up by The Reading Agency charity, this event leans on the power of libraries and other community groups to help get books into the hands of those who do not read regularly. Short Stories are perfect for those of us with little time … Continued

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Top Charts from Lois – February 2018

Many of my patrons tell me how they love to escape with a good Mystery & Detective novel. Check out this sample of pre-published Mystery & Detective titles that ESP predicts will circulate well in library collections over the coming months: Death of an Honest Man, M. C Beaton – available in February The Policeman’s … Continued