Check Your Shelf

NYPL and CPL Best Books of 2019 and More!

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

Everyone finished digesting Thanksgiving leftovers? Let’s dive back in to libraries and books!

Collection Development Corner

Publishing News

New & Upcoming Titles

Best Books of 2019

Best Books of the Decade

What Your Patrons Are Hearing About

RA/Genre Resources

On the Riot

All Things Comics

On the Riot


Book Lists, Book Lists, Book Lists



On the Riot

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! Friday is only a few days away!

–Katie McLain Horner, @kt_librarylady on Twitter. Currently reading Heaven, My Home by Attica Locke.