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Select Reads helps pick your next great book

Do you know about Select Reads? I feel like it is one of the lesser-known library services, but so awesome. If you are an avid reader, who is constantly looking for new materials, please check out Select Reads.

Select Reads is an email newsletter subscription service, which delivers title suggestions directly to your inbox.

Lists are compiled by librarians and checked against Willard Library's collection to ensure that we own the items. All titles are linked to the catalog, so that you can easily check availability and reserve items for pickup.

So, how does it work? On the Willard Library website, find the Select Reads logo at the bottom of the page and click. Newsletters are divided by fiction genre, nonfiction subject area, and material type. Choose as many newsletters as you would like and enter your email address on the right-hand side of the page. It's that easy!

In addition to emailed newsletters, Select Reads provides users with Staff Picks, books lists, events newsletters, and award lists.

Staff picks are a selection of titles that Willard Library staff members are reading, watching and listening to each month. You are able to sign up for an emailed version of this list, or view it on the Select Reads site.

The Book lists tab features a number of topical collections with items hand-picked by Willard Library staff. Check this page every few months as lists are updated to coincide with holidays, seasons, and local events. Lists are usually a mix of fiction, nonfiction, and children's materials.

Event newsletters are generally sent once a month. They highlight all the programs for the upcoming calendar month. Descriptions of the events are included in email, along with dates, times and location of the program. A link to our website is also included for those programs that require registration.

The staff at Select Reads also publishes a number of award lists, again, with links to Willard's catalog. Awards lists include Newbery Medal, Caldecott Medal, Coretta Scott King Award, Hugo Award, and National Book Award winners.

The New York Times bestselling titles also are highlighted along the right side of the awards page.

Check out Select Reads. If you still haven't found your next read, call us at 269-968-8166, ext. 549! We love connecting readers with books, and would enjoy helping you find your next great read.

April is reading "The Unhoneymooners" by Christina Lauren on the Libby App.

Good reads for a wintry month
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Wednesday, 27 October 2021