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Nikki DeMarco

The inimitable Nikki DeMarco is as well-traveled as she is well-read. Being an enneagram 3, Aries, high school librarian, makes her love for efficiency is unmatched. She lives in Richmond, Virginia, and is passionate about helping teens connect to books. Nikki has an MFA in creative writing, is a TBR bibliologist, and writes for Harlequin, Audible, Kobo, and MacMillan. Since that leaves her so much time, she’s currently working on writing a romance novel, too. Find her on all socials @iamnikkidemarco (Instagram, Twitter, Threads)

9 Essential YA Nonfiction Books About Black History

These books about Black history, including Stamped: Racism, Anti-racism, and You by Jason Reynolds, Ibram X. Kendi, are written to be accessible to teens and introduce essential information about the history of the USA.

9 Frustratingly-Good Friends To Enemies To Lovers Books

These nine friends to enemies to lovers books have something for everyone, and one is bound to be exactly the book you’ve been looking for. 

How Librarians Can Help Teachers in Ways You Don’t Expect

Teaching is hard enough, and teachers need every tool and support available to them. Their librarian might be one they hadn’t considered. 

11 Of The Best Audible Originals

From sci-fi stories to thrillers, find the best Audible Originals to get in your ears.

9 Swoony YA Romances To Start Your Year With Love

There’s no genre more full of hope, positivity, and love than YA romance, so pick up these swoony YA romances, including You, Me, and Our Heartstrings by Melissa See, to warm your heart this winter.

The Future of Libraries

Libraries have existed for 5,000 years, but what does their future look like in an ever-changing world. One writer explores.

8 Inspiring Goal-Setting Books

Setting goals helps me remember how long the days are and how short the years. Get started with the best goal setting books for your journey, like Speak: Find Your Voice, Trust Your Gut, and Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be by Tunde Oyeneyin.

New Year’s Resolutions of a High School Librarian

In school libraries, changes are bigger and take time. I need to slow down to set intentions and clearly define my goals.

A Perfectly Inoffensive School Library

What would a perfectly inoffensive school library look like?

Last Minute Gifts Under $100

Never fear, fellow distracted shoppers. I've compiled a list of amazing last minute gifts under $100 for your gifting needs.