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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!

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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

Recording of live session on promoting your online resources through social media. 

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