Looking for great books for discussion that readers in your group haven’t already discovered? Check out our list of “under the radar” book discussion gems compiled in 2019 and our list of lesser-known book discussion titles compiled in 2016
There’s still time to nominate someone for the ILA Readers’ Advisory Service Award, sponsored by ARRT. The award recognizes excellence in the planning, development, and delivery of readers’ advisory service to adults and teens. And you can even nominate yourself or your library! Nominations are due May 15. For more details, see the ILA awards
Mark your calendar for these upcoming ARRT programs… ARRTCon Thursday, November 14, 9 am – 4 pm Naperville Public Library | 95th Street Library Podcasts program Tuesday, August 27, 2 pm [correction!] Ela Area Public Library (Lake Zurich) Please check the ARRT Programs page for details as the program dates approach.
Join us Tuesday, April 16, from 2-4 pm, at Itasca Community Library for a discussion of Eileen by Ottessa Moshfegh. RSVP to Carrie Straka (email@example.com) Find more details on the ARRT Book Club Study page
Join us Tuesday, March 19, at 2 pm, for Acquiring the Duke: The Current State of Romance in Publishing and Libraries. The event takes place at Indian Prairie Public Library (Darien). Romance tends to be underestimated in the shuffle of collection development, readers’ advisory, and publishing–despite comprising 23% of the US fiction market. We are
Start the New Year by renewing your ARRT Membership. Members receive discounted programs pricing for members as well as the opportunity to participate in our 2018-2019 Romance Genre Study, as well as the Book Club Study. Our goal is to also make the 5th edition of The ARRT Popular Fiction List free to our members at the Fall
Save the dates! Check out our 2019 Book Club Study schedule… Winter Book Discussion: Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond. Tuesday, February 26th, 2-4 p.m. Oak Park Public Library Spring Book Discussion: Eileen by Ottessa Moshfegh. Tuesday, April 16th, 2-4 p.m. Itasca Community Library Summer Book Discussion: The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh
Join us Tuesday, February 26, from 2-4 pm, at Oak Park Public Library for a discussion of Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond. RSVP to Margita Lidaka (firstname.lastname@example.org) Find more details on the ARRT Book Club Study page