Friday Focus

Friday, Dec. 5, 2014 . . . vol. 2, no. 15

Meant to cut down on the number of emails you receive from me, Friday Focus is a quick digest of news and notes for members of the Indianapolis Public Library Shared System.
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Build Your Collection for (Almost) Free

Hooray! Now there are eleven friends signed up for GoodReads, and they've received 23 brand new books! As of this moment, there are 29 titles available (I just added about 20). I will REMOVE ALL TITLES LISTED next Friday if no one chooses them! PLEASE, take a minute to click here for the issue with instructions on how to do this. If you are having trouble, let me know and I will walk you through.
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Did You Know???

IndyPL’s digital library includes 36,244 copies of 21,716 downloadable audiobooks and 106,100 copies of 71,039 ebooks.

Since January 1, 2014, the digital library has had 6,560 checkouts at Shared System locations!

The Rosies

The 2015-2016 Eliot Rosewater nominees were announced that the ILF conference. The list can be found here.

I am going through the list to ensure that we have copies of all of the titles available through IndyPL.

The Best of...

Here is a roundup of some of the recently released lists. I am going through these to make sure that they are available in our collection (print, ebook, audio, etc.)

Kirkus’ Best Books of 2014


Teen (Coming 12/1)

Publisher’s Weekly’s Best of 2014

Picture Books

Middle Grade


School Library Journal’s Best Books 2014

New York Times’ Best Illustrated Books of 2014

YALSA’s Teens’ Top Ten

Amazon Best Children’s Books of 2014

Amazon Best Teen & Young Adult Books of 2014

National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)’s Outstanding Science Books for Students 2015

Speaking of “the best”, if you want to see what is being speculated on as far as winning at ALA midwinter, check out the mock blogs from School Library Journal and HornBook:

Newbery – Heavy Medal

Caldecott – Calling Caldecott

Printz – Someday my Printz will Come

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