Check Your Shelf

A Ray Bradbury Statue and Exciting News for CHECK YOUR SHELF!

Two announcements before we dive in! First: I am going to be on vacation for the next week and a half in Seattle, so Liberty Hardy will be filling in as honorary librarian/newsletter author for the next 2 issues!

Second: Starting September 17th, you’ll be getting TWO doses of Check Your Shelf in your inboxes each week on Tuesdays and Fridays! Tuesdays will focus on collection development and book lists, while Fridays will be more about news-y items. Thank you to all you readers who have made this newsletter such a success!!

Libraries & Librarians

News Updates

Cool Library Updates

Worth Reading

Book Adaptations in the News

Collection Development Corner

New & Upcoming Titles

What Your Patrons Are Hearing About

RA/Genre Resources

Books & Authors in the News

Award News

Pop Cultured

All Things Comics


Book Lists, Book Lists, Book Lists



Bookish Curiosities & Miscellaneous

Level Up (Library Reads)

Do you take part in LibraryReads, the monthly list of best books selected by librarians only? We’ve made it easy for you to find eligible diverse titles to nominate. Kelly Jensen created a database of upcoming diverse books that anyone can edit, and Nora Rawlins of Early Word is doing the same, as well as including information about series, vendors, and publisher buzz.

Thanks for hanging, and I’ll see you when I come back! Seattle, ahoy!

–Katie McLain Horner, @kt_librarylady on Twitter.