The new year may have arrived, but things are still far from normal. Some libraries are open, most aren’t. Even so, basic practices are probably difficult to manage with the precautions required to overcome the pandemic.
One of those things may be book displays. Usually a great tool to drive students in all kinds of different literary directions, book displays are much harder to execute in an online atmosphere. Students can’t thumb through early pages, compare covers as easily, or share their shiny new books with friends. Too much touching and germ spreading!
Here at Lerner, we understand those concerns and how stressful it can be to try to enhance a student’s library experience within the online constraints of today’s world. Below is our reader’s advisory and collection of booklists for March, complete with quick descriptions of how our titles can work in your library and how you might be able to get those kids invested in reading again (along with some additional resources)!
We hope that this can get you thinking about how to innovate within your library. Things may be strange now, but we’re working to help you find a solution!
It’s November already! As the holiday seasons start to ramp up, be sure to pause for a moment to sit down, take a deep breath, and center yourself. It’s easy to forget about our own needs in these unprecedented times, but remember – you matter! Hopefully, we can help you weather the storm and prepare for your post-holiday needs with our January booklists and reader’s advisory. Discover books for Martin Luther King Day, Tu b’Shevat, Mental Wellness Month, Science Fiction Day, and more!
Tamara Cox is a high school librarian at Wren High School in South Carolina. She was nominated to be a Librarian We Love through our web form. We’re very excited to share some details about her advocacy!