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The NYPL’s New Dial A Story Line

The New York Public Library has a new dial-a-story service which is exactly as it sounds: You call 917-ASK-NYPL (917-275-6975), press #6 in the menu option, and you’ll hear a librarian read a children’s book– or you can also listen via a podcast app. Every week there will be a new story and you’ll have three language options: English, Spanish, and Mandarin.

Netflix Will Adapt The Lincoln Lawyer Into TV Show

Michael Connelly’s legal thriller The Lincoln Lawyer was already adapted into a film starring Matthew McConaughey in 2011. Now we’re getting a second adaptation in a slightly different format: a streaming Netflix series. Manuel Garcia-Rulfo will star as defense attorney Mick Haller and David E. Kelley will also be part of the producing crew. Alright, alright, alright.

MTV Books Relaunched

In a fun game of “are you an old?” this news will most likely be exciting–or just nostalgic–for the MTV generation that grew up knowing and reading their published books. MTV Books is getting relaunched! They’ve partnered with Simon & Schuster and selected Christian Trimmer, a children’s book editor and author, to lead it. The overall goal sounds like finding new YA titles to also adapt to film/TV.

Support And Hope In The Philadelphia Book Scene

The Healing Verse Philly Poetry Line is just the latest way that the Philadelphia book scene is sharing hope and supporting citizens.