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What Makes Good Jacket Copy?

Hear from authors and publishers, and consider your own biases when choosing books based on covers as we ask what makes good jacket copy.

What Happens When a Community Loses Its Newspaper?

Taking a look at alternative news sources and the impacts of missing media, in questioning what happens when a community loses its newspaper.

Hydrogen Peroxide, Lollipops, and Toilet Paper: Check Out Pandemic Library Take-Home Kits

How six libraries have adapted services to reach patrons during COVID-19.

The History of Dust Jackets: From Disposable to Collectible

How did we end up with a piece of paper wrapped around every book cover? Look at the history of dust jackets and books for the whole picture.

How to Start a Virtual Book Recommendation Service

Find out how to start your own virtual book recommendation service, whether you're a librarian, bookseller, or lover of books.

How to Improve Your Reading Comprehension as an Adult

We've gathered some tips on how to improve your reading comprehension as an adult, based on recent research around the subject.

The Baby-Sitters Club, From Novels to Graphic Novels

We're taking a look at the Baby-sitters Club graphic novels and learning about how they were adapted and updated from the novels.

What’s the Science Behind Reading?

We're taking a look the science behind reading, including its effects on the brain, body, and mental and emotional states.

What Are The Most Cited Poems?

Want to know where some of those famous poetic quotes came from? Take a peek at the most cited poems at weddings, funerals, and in pop culture.

“Readers Are Realizing Their Hunger For Our Stories”: Native Literature for Kids and Teens

On the growth of Native literature for young readers and teens, from Native authors and storytellers.