Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Pearl's Picks: Recommended Reading from Nancy Pearl

I learned last week from LISNews that a new Nancy Pearl readers' advisory service was debuting on the King County Library System website on September 1. It did as promised. The service is Pearl's Picks, and for early September she recommends twelve books. While most are new novels, she is recommending several older books, a couple of children's titles, and some nonfiction. According to the press release from King County, there will be a new list twice per month.

What King County readers will like are the short book reviews and links to place holds on the books. A King County library card number and a four digit PIN number are needed to complete the request process.

Librarians selecting and recommending books at their libraries can also use the lists. I have added three books to my shopping cart based on Nancy's list.

The press release states that other libraries are posting this content on their websites. Contact King County Library System if your library system is interested.

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