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Resource Highlight: Book Connections for Public Libraries

Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Book Connections is the public library interface from content provider TeachingBooks that focuses on enriching everyone's connection to children's and young adult books.

Engage and inspire readers with Book Connections resources that can be used both with patrons and behind the scenes. In a recent webinar, TeachingBooks Implementation & Training Specialist, Mary Ellen Graf highlighted ways to implement resources in youth services library programming as well as new tools to complement work on enhancing diversity in public library collections. Additional features of Book Connections were highlighted, including Collection Analysis and Diverse Books Toolkits, ready-to-use resources for your book clubs and story times, homework help features, and more.

View the recording of this webinar at

Another recent webinar offering was finding new inspiration and learning how to easily integrate Book Connections resources into a summer reading program. Lists of themed summer reading titles were shared, including those from Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP), iRead, and We Are Kid Lit Collective. If you are designing your own program, use Book Connections to create unique lists, as well as find, share, and incorporate Meet-the-Author recordings, book trailers, and activity kits to enrich the summer reading experience.

Check out the recording of the Inspire Summer Reading webinar at

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