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How to Host a Book Tasting for Adults at a Public Library

There are resources for kids' book tastings, but what about the grown people? Here's a how-to for hosting a book tasting for adults at a public library.

What To Do If You CAN’T Read Right Now

Can't read lately as a side effect of COVID-19 stress? Here are some way Book Rioters are embracing stories while they can't read during social-distancing.

How to Support Authors With Books Out During Social Isolation

If you're looking for ways to help support your favorite authors while social distancing limits access to new releases, check out this guide.

How to Get the Most Out of Storytime: Tips from a Children’s Librarian

Now, I recognize that many caregivers who come to storytime are just as uninformed about how to get the most out of storytime as I was when I first started.

Just Like the Books: DIY Flower Crown

From classics like LITTLE WOMEN and ANNE OF GREEN GABLES, DIY Flower Crowns are perfect for a Spring Picnic and give you plenty of scope for the imagination.

9 Fun Sight Word Games for New Readers

Consider playing these sight word games to master letter recognition with your preschooler, state capitols with your fifth grader, and more.

Get Your Child Hooked On Reading With 1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Looking for a fun way to get your young child interested in reading? Try the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program. Here's how to participate.

How to Read to a Child

One reader draws from personal experience to give tips on how to read to a child, and making it an enjoyable experience for both child and adult.

How to Fix Book Binding: Say Goodbye to Loose Pages and Broken Spines

Learn how to fix book binding, how to fix a book spine, DIY book repair, and other tips on how to fix your favorite (broken) books.

Why I Keep a Reading Journal and How to Start Your Own

Here's why this Rioter keeps a reading journal, and some tips for keeping one of your own.

Libby: Guidelines for Using the App to Optimal Effect (Without Excessive Anxiety)

How to quell reader anxiety while using the Libby app.

Want to Start a Queer Book Club? Here’s How

Looking for a queer book club or even want to start your own? This is how to get started.

You Can Do It! (If You Want To): An Introvert’s Guide to Joining a Book Club

If the very idea of book club puts the fear in you, take a page from the introvert's guide to joining book club and consider these tips for participating.

How to Host A Reading Party

How to throw a reading party that is perfect for all of your fellow bookworm friends.

For the Love of Books: 8 Perspectives on Building a Personal Library

I asked each of eight avid readers to share their thoughts on building, organizing, and making the most of a personal library.