Readers Advisory


Regardless of technological changes, patrons still come to us for book recommendations and we love to give them! Find resources to help you develop your readers advisory skills so that you can help patrons find the right book for them. Also explore tools and resource that help inform the readers advisor on current, popular and notable books of every genre and for every age.

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Gamer's Advisory 101: Breaking the Monopoly

 News / Last Modified: 21 May 2015

The hobby board game market is booming. Everywhere news media outlets pronounce that board games are "making a comeback" or are "going through a golden age" or experiencing a "renaissance" or are "in full swing.&quo...

Readers Advisory: Fresh Approach, Same Core Service

 News / Last Modified: 02 February 2015

Experts from Seattle Public Library's (SPL) Reader Services Department recently shared their enthusiastic and innovative approach to Readers Advisory in the WebJunction webinar Serving Readers: Beyond the Basics. As libraries evolve and adapt to chan...

Libraries are Not a 'Netflix for Books'

 News / Last Modified: 18 August 2014

The recent news about Amazon's Netflix-like service for eBooks and Kindle subscriptions has done more than raise eyebrows. At a time when we see budget crunches and misleading reports about dwindling interest in books and public libraries, an entire ...

Serving Readers: Beyond the Basics

 Webinar / Last Modified: 26 June 2014

This webinar expands on basic premises and practices of reader's advisory, exploring new ways to address the needs of your library's core constituency of readers.

Nook Lending in Naperville

 News / Last Modified: 16 January 2014

This week’s guest post comes from Yan Xu of the Naperville Public Library. Yan is the Adult and Teen Services Supervisor at the Naperville Blvd. branch. The Naperville Public Library started a Nook lending program last May and Yan details how the lib...