Check Your Shelf

Kidlit & YA Titles for Hispanic Heritage Month, The Buzz Around SHE SAID, and More!

I’m baaaack! Thanks again to Liberty for acting as honorary librarian in my absence! I had a fabulous vacation in Seattle, where I got to snuggle with gray wolves and get up close with a humpback whale! (And yes, I absolutely visited the Seattle Public Library.)

Let’s get this twice-a-week party started!

Collection Development Corner

Publishing News

New & Upcoming Titles

What Your Patrons Are Hearing About

All Things Comics


Book Lists, Book Lists, Book Lists



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! Part 2 of Check Your Shelf comes out on Friday!

–Katie McLain Horner, @kt_librarylady on Twitter.