Check Your Shelf

Up Your Horror Genre Game, Michelle Obama’s Memoir Has a Release Date, and More News for Librarians

Welcome to Check Your Shelf! This is your guide to all things book talk worth knowing to help librarians like you up your game when it comes to doing your job (& rocking it).

Check Your Shelf is sponsored by Podkin One-Ear by Kieran Larwood.

Middle earth for middle graders! Redwall meets Watership Down in this breakout new fantasy series of good vs. evil starring three young rabbit siblings who prove that anyone—even little rabbits—can achieve great things.

Libraries & Librarians

Book Adaptations in the News

Books in the News

By The Numbers

Award News

Pop Cultured

All Things Comics


Book Lists, Book Lists, Book Lists


Bookish Curiosities 

Level Up

Do you take part in LibraryReads, the monthly list of best books selected by librarians only? Whether or not you read and nominate titles, we’ll end every newsletter with a few upcoming titles worth reading and sharing (and nominating for LibraryReads, if you so choose!). Links here will direct to Edelweiss digital review copies.


How great is this librarian cat enamel pin? Me-ow! You can snag one here for $10.


Thanks for hanging out! We’ll see you back here in two weeks with another edition of Check Your Shelf.

–Kelly Jensen, @veronikellymars on Twitter and Instagram.

Currently reading Educated by Tara Westover on audio.