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2022 Summer Reading List

Summer is finally here!   Using ESP we’ve compiled the definitive summer 2022 reading list, perfect for when you’re soaking up some rays on the beach, hopping on a flight to distant shores or just relaxing at home. We’ve got it all, from thrillers and mysteries to eye-opening accounts of life throughout history.   Below … Continued

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Creating Community through a Diverse Collection

One of the greatest services that libraries can provide their patrons is a sense of community. They can create a physical connection by providing gathering spaces, and they can create emotional connections through their programming and collection development. That makes it all the more important for a library’s collection to be able to speak to … Continued

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3 Ways to Accelerate Community Outcomes

Communities Need Libraries Libraries provide more than just books. For generations, they have served as safe havens for communities, providing resources and a place for people to gather. When COVID-19 resulted in the closure of schools and other institutions, communities turned to their local library for online events, eresources for course work, or simply someone … Continued

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Library Lovers’ Day 2022

Library Lovers’ Day is a favorite celebration of ours at collectionHQ! It is a chance for all of us to reflect on the value that libraries bring to their communities, our early memories of visiting the library, and the books we first fell in love with! To spread the love, we are excited to share … Continued

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What’s Trending? Predicting Reader Interests in 2022.

Thank you to Liz Duffy, Manager, Customer Consulting, for sharing the following blog post about reading trends in 2021 and her thoughts on how this will evolve in 2022. A special thanks also to contributors Alison Curtin, CATS Special Collections Project Manager and Bobbie Bensur, CATS Director of Sales and Programs, both from Baker & … Continued