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Attracting Younger Readers to the Library

Research shows that more young people are visiting the library. How do we encourage these younger readers to return again and again? In 2016, the Pew Research Center found that 53% of Millennials (those aged 18 to 35 at the time) reported using a library or bookmobile in the previous 12 months. That compares with 45% of … Continued

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International Children’s Book Day

International Children’s Book Day from IBBY, falls on April 2nd, around the birthday of Hans Christian Andersen. This much celebrated event reminds all of us here at collectionHQ of the importance of books and libraries for children across the world. To mark the occasion, we’re pleased to share a sample of the top new and forthcoming Juvenile … Continued

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What does the modern library look like?

Libraries have long held a position of importance in societies – as collectors of information, and more broadly as guardians of community stories and culture. While the need and desire for a library has remained consistent throughout history, the look, feel and services provided by this public institution have certainly changed. In this rapidly changing … Continued

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How to Future-proof the Library with Big Data

It’s possible to do almost anything with a click of a mouse or a tap on a screen these days. Goods can be bought and delivered within hours, new products can be easily browsed and online advertising seems to magically target its ideal audience, connecting customers with items matching their needs and wants. This easy … Continued