In this episode, I’ll share why reading for escape is important! Libraries are so focused on learning and connecting people to resources to help them with the transition to remote learning that we might forget we don’t always have to be educational. Here’s a great article from Jordan Kisner in the New York Times about why people fall in love with reading.
Here are some places to find booklists for “escape” reading that you can share with your patrons.
10 Books to Warm the Soul from Food52
The Best Books to Read While Social Distancing from Fortune.com
Books to Escape Reality from the Daily Beast
Books to Keep Kids Happy During Quarantine from The Conversation.Com.
Also Kudos to the Schlow Library in State College, Pennsylvania. They’ve come up with a way to extend a public meeting space to patrons even though their physical library is closed. They’re helping people reserve Zoom meeting rooms!
Library Marketing During a Pandemic: Tips for Working from Home or the Office and Dealing with the Stress of a Crisis
Self-Care for Library Social Media Staff in the Midst of a Crisis like #COVID-19
How #COVID-19 is Impacting Social Media Marketing and What That Means for Libraries
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April 13, 2020 at 6:54 am
Dear Angela, I want to thank you because I am learning so much from your blog.
I never liked too much social media but I know they are so important right now and I am using this time at home trying to grow in my profession.
I still have a lot to learn and I realised I made many mistakes… I am a librarian working at the local library in Castenaso near Bologna, Italy.
April 13, 2020 at 8:46 am
Thank you, Chiara! That’s amazing and I’m so glad I can help.