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Top Titles at Public Libraries - April 2024

Here are the top twenty titles public library patrons looked for in April 2024. The Women by Kristin Hannah A Calamity of Souls by David Baldacci Funny Story by Emily Henry The Heaven and Earth Grocery Store by James McBride Table for Two: Fictions by Amor Towles First Lie Wins by Ashley Elston The Truth about the Devlins by Lisa Scottoline James by Percival Everett Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros Toxic Prey by John Sandford A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J.

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Awards and Honors, Better Than Ever

Looking for books that won the Women’s Prize for Fiction? This year’s finalists for the PEN/Faulkner Award? We’ve revamped how Awards and Honors display in Syndetics Unbound, making it easier to spot what awards a book might have won, and to find all the other books under that award. On an item page in the library catalog, you’ll now see all the awards, distinctions and honors, and notable lists that apply to that item, along with the stage (so you can easily find nominees, longlists, and winners), and the year.

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Will we see you at PLA?

The Public Library Association’s 2024 Annual Conference is this week (April 3-5) in Columbus, Ohio. Tim and Abby will be at booth 1843, demoing and answering questions about both Syndetics Unbound and Talpa, our new AI-powered search for “What’s that book?” questions. Stop by to say hi, and maybe grab a tote bag or a pin!

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Explore RCL Core Titles in Librarian Recommends: Lists

The RCL Librarians have joined Syndetics Unbound! We are now featuring select Resources for College Libraries (RCL) titles in Librarian Recommends: Lists, combining the quality of RCL titles curated by Choice/ACRL subject specialists with the powerful discovery features of Syndetics Unbound for library catalogs. These lists draw from the RCL database featuring more than 90,000 core titles for academic libraries and make it easy for libraries to explore new content vetted by RCL subject experts.

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2023 Top Titles: Genres

Last week we posted the 2023 Top Titles for US Public libraries, based on the thousands of libraries that use Syndetics Unbound to add covers, summaries, recommendations and more. We’ve also posted the 2023 Top Titles for Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom. When Genres are Tricky Genres are tricky! First, nobody agrees on them! One patron’s science fiction is another patron’s romance that only incidentally happens in space! There is no best answer, so we chose to make our lists highly inclusive.

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2023 Top Titles: Australia, Canada and UK

Last week we posted the 2023 Top Titles for US Public libraries, based on the thousands of libraries that use Syndetics Unbound to add covers, summaries, recommendations and more. Here are the top titles for Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom! Australia Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus The Bookbinder of Jericho by Pip Williams Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear Homecoming by Kate Morton Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros Yellowface by R.

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Top Syndetics Unbound Titles of 2023

Syndetics Unbound’s year-end “Top Titles” list for all of 2023! We’ve compiled the most popular books in public libraries around the world, drawing on the thousands of libraries that use Syndetics Unbound to add covers, recommendations, summaries, series information and other enhancements to their library catalogs. This post covers the United States. Soon we’ll be releasing the data for Australia, Canada and the UK. First, here’s a “bar chart race” showing the top books changing over the year.

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Top Titles at Public Libraries - November 2023

Here are the top twenty titles public library patrons looked for in November 2023. Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros The Exchange: After The Firm by John Grisham Iron Flame by Rebecca Yarros Dirty Thirty by Janet Evanovich Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus Resurrection Walk by Michael Connelly The Secret by Lee Child The Woman In Me by Britney Spears The Heaven and Earth Grocery Store by James McBride The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins Tom Lake by Ann Patchett All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing: A Memoir by Matthew Perry The Covenant of Water by Abraham Verghese None of This Is True by Lisa Jewell The Edge by David Baldacci My Name Is Barbra by Barbra Streisand Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J.

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Top Titles at Public Libraries - October 2023

Here are the top twenty titles public library patrons looked for in October 2023. The Exchange: After The Firm by John Grisham Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann The Woman In Me by Britney Spears Tom Lake by Ann Patchett Judgment Prey by John Sandford The Best Minds: A Story of Friendship, Madness, and the Tragedy of Good Intentions by Jonathan Rosen None of This Is True by Lisa Jewell The Armor of Light by Ken Follett The Heaven and Earth Grocery Store by James McBride Holly by Stephen King The Covenant of Water by Abraham Verghese True Blood: The Complete Fourth Season by Alan Ball 12 Months to Live by James Patterson The River We Remember by William Kent Krueger Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver The Running Grave by Robert Galbraith Starling House by Alix E.

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Top Titles at Public Libraries - September 2023

Here are the top twenty titles public library patrons looked for in September 2023. Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros Tom Lake by Ann Patchett Holly by Stephen King Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus The River We Remember by William Kent Krueger None of This Is True by Lisa Jewell The Heaven and Earth Grocery Store by James McBride The Covenant of Water by Abraham Verghese Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver The Breakaway by Jennifer Weiner Payback in Death by J.

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Spotlight on Librarian Recommends: Lists - Part II

Today we’re showcasing another set of the innovative lists created and shared by librarians around the globe, using Librarian Recommends: Lists. With Librarian Recommends: Lists, these lists display right in your library’s catalog, ready to inspire discovery.

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Top Titles at Public Libraries - August 2023

Here are the top twenty titles public library patrons looked for in August 2023. Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros Tom Lake by Ann Patchett Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus None of This Is True by Lisa Jewell The Heaven and Earth Grocery Store by James McBride The Covenant of Water by Abraham Verghese Happy Place by Emily Henry Out of Nowhere by Sandra Brown Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han Everyone Here Is Lying by Shari Lapeña The Five-Star Weekend by Elin Hilderbrand The Collector by Daniel Silva Hello Beautiful by Ann Napolitano It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin Lion & Lamb by James Patterson Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J.

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Librarian Recommends: Cover Upload Update

In March we released Librarian Recommends: Cover Upload, much to the delight of our customers. Librarian Recommends: Cover Upload allows librarians to source, upload, and display cover images for items in the catalog that were either missing an image or were incorrect. This element was originally intended for book, video, and journal images, but what surprised us were how many librarians are using it to showcase the wide variety of materials that libraries collect.

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Top Titles at Public Libraries - July 2023

Here are the top twenty titles public library patrons looked for in July 2023. Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus Happy Place by Emily Henry The Five-Star Weekend by Elin Hilderbrand The Covenant of Water by Abraham Verghese The Only One Left by Riley Sager Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver Zero Days by Ruth Ware Hello Beautiful by Ann Napolitano Obsessed by James Patterson It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J.

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Top Titles at Public Libraries - June 2023

Here are the top twenty titles public library patrons looked for in June 2023. Happy Place: A Novel by Emily Henry Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus The Five-Star Weekend by Elin Hilderbrand The Covenant of Water by Abraham Verghese Identity by Nora Roberts Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver Hello Beautiful by Ann Napolitano It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover Cross Down by James Patterson It Starts with Us by Colleen Hoover Verity by Colleen Hoover Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin Simply Lies by David Baldacci Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid Lady Tan’s Circle of Women by Lisa See The Wager: A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny and Murder by David Grann Zero Days by Ruth Ware The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han How Do We Know?

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Syndetics Unbound at ALA Chicago

Are you going to the American Library Association meeting in Chicago? We are! Clarivate/ProQuest, will have a big presence. You can visit them at booth 1811 to talk about all the Clarivate/ProQuest products. The Syndetics Team (Tim and Kristi) will be nearby, at booth 1312. We’ll be demoing and answering questions about both Syndetics Unbound and Talpa, our new AI-powered search for “What’s that book?” questions. Click here to read the announcement about Talpa.

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Introducing Talpa Search

Today we are announcing Talpa Search, an experimental, AI-powered library search. For a limited time, Talpa is available to all libraries that use Syndetics Unbound. Talpa uses the power of new technologies, together with the know-how and authority of traditional library data, to find books and other media in your own library’s collection. Try it out on our launch partners Mid-Hudson Library System, Lafayette Public Library and Waverly Public Library.

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Top Titles at Public Libraries - May 2023

Here are the top twenty titles public library patrons looked for in May 2023. Happy Place by Emily Henry Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus The Covenant of Water by Abraham Verghese Simply Lies by David Baldacci The 23rd Midnight by James Patterson Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver Hello Beautiful by Ann Napolitano It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt The Wager: A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny and Murder by David Grann Spare by Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin Hang the Moon by Jeannette Walls The Secret Book of Flora Lea: A Novel by Patti Callahan Henry It Starts with Us by Colleen Hoover The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave The Making of Another Major Motion Picture Masterpiece: A novel by Tom Hanks The Wedding Planner by Danielle Steel The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid How Do We Know?

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Top Titles at Public Libraries - April 2023

Here are the top twenty titles public library patrons looked for in April 2023. Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus Hang the Moon by Jeannette Walls Hello Beautiful by Ann Napolitano The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave Simply Lies by David Baldacci Dark Angel by John Sandford I Will Find You by Harlan Coben Homecoming by Kate Morton Pineapple Street by Jenny Jackson Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt Romantic Comedy by Curtis Sittenfeld Countdown by James Patterson It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover Loyalty by Lisa Scottoline Happy Place by Emily Henry Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver Spare by Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex The Wager: A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny and Murder by David Grann It Starts with Us by Colleen Hoover How Do We Know?

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Top Titles at Public Libraries - March 2023

Here are the top twenty titles public library patrons looked for in March 2023. Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus Storm Watch by C. J. Box I Will Find You by Harlan Coben Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin Spare by Prince Harry Pineapple Street: A Novel by Jenny Jackson Hello Beautiful by Ann Napolitano I Have Some Questions for You by Rebecca Makkai Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver Someone Else’s Shoes by Jojo Moyes It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover It Starts with Us by Colleen Hoover Mad Honey by Jodi Picoult Verity by Colleen Hoover The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid Daisy Jones and The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid The House in the Pines by Ana Reyes Worthy Opponents by Danielle Steel The London Séance Society: A Novel by Sarah Penner How Do We Know?

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Spotlight on Librarian Recommends: Lists

Today we’re happy to highlight some of the creative lists created and shared by librarians around the globe, using Librarian Recommends: Lists. With Librarian Recommends: Lists, these lists (and hundreds more) can display right in your library’s catalog, ready to inspire discovery.

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Librarian Recommends: Cover Upload

Use Cover Upload to upload images to the Syndetics Unbound image repository. Utilizing an easy drag and drop upload tool, Syndetics Unbound helps to streamline the process for updating images in your catalog, enhancing discoverability. This new service is available for all Syndetics Unbound subscribers. You can use Cover Upload to either add an image where one is missing or to replace an incorrect or low-quality image. Uploaded images will be reviewed by Syndetics Unbound librarians before being included in the image repository.

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Top Titles at Public Libraries - February 2023

Here are the top twenty titles public library patrons looked for in February 2023. Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus Spare by Prince Harry The House in the Pines by Ana Reyes Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover Someone Else’s Shoes by Jojo Moyes Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver It Starts with Us by Colleen Hoover Verity by Colleen Hoover Mad Honey by Jodi Picoult Encore in Death by J.

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Top Titles at Public Libraries - January 2023

Here are the top twenty titles public library patrons looked for in January 2023. Spare by Prince Harry Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus The House in the Pines by Ana Reyes Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover Verity by Colleen Hoover It Starts with Us by Colleen Hoover Mad Honey by Jodi Picoult The House of Wolves by James Patterson The Boys from Biloxi: A Legal Thriller by John Grisham A World of Curiosities by Louise Penny I’m Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid Just the Nicest Couple by Mary Kubica Hell Bent by Leigh Bardugo Without a Trace by Danielle Steel Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman Atomic Habits: Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results: An Easy and Proven Way to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones by James Clear How Do We Know?

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Showcase Librarian Recommends: Lists Outside the Catalog

Did you know that Syndetics Unbound’s Librarian Recommends: Lists—an enrichment that allows librarians to curate lists to showcase staff picks, genre guides, and other topics—can also be displayed outside the catalog? Use List Display Widgets to showcase your Lists on library or catalog homepages, LibGuides, or any other webpage. Watch this tutorial on how to create List Display Widgets, and find all the Librarian Recommends: Lists tutorials here.

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2022 Top Titles: Australia, Canada and UK

Yesterday we posted the top titles of 2022 in US Public libraries. Here are the top titles for Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom! Australia It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens Atomic Habits: Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results: An Easy and Proven Way to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones by James Clear The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman Verity by Colleen Hoover The Bullet That Missed by Richard Osman Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus The Midnight Library by Matt Haig Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.

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Top Syndetics Unbound Titles of 2022

Syndetics Unbound’s year-end “Top Titles” list for all of 2022! We’ve compiled the most popular books in public libraries around the world, drawing on the thousands of libraries that use Syndetics Unbound to add covers, recommendations, summaries, series information and other enhancements to their library catalogs. This post covers the United States. Tomorrow we’ll be releasing the data for Australia, Canada and the UK. First, here’s a “bar chart race” showing the top books changing over the year.

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Top Titles at Public Libraries - December 2022

Here are the top twenty titles public library patrons looked for in December 2022. Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus A World of Curiosities by Louise Penny The Boys from Biloxi by John Grisham Desert Star by Michael Connelly Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver The Choice by Nora Roberts Mad Honey by Jodi Picoult It Starts with Us by Colleen Hoover Verity by Colleen Hoover Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover I’m Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy Going Rogue: Rise and Shine Twenty-Nine by Janet Evanovich Fairy Tale by Stephen King No Plan B by Lee Child The Whittiers by Danielle Steel The Light We Carry: Overcoming in Uncertain Times by Michelle Obama The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid Our Missing Hearts by Celeste Ng Triple Cross by James Patterson How Do We Know?

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Top Titles at Public Libraries - November 2022

Here are the top twenty titles public library patrons looked for in November 2022. The Boys from Biloxi by John Grisham Desert Star by Michael Connelly Going Rogue: Rise and Shine Twenty-Nine by Janet Evanovich No Plan B by Lee Child It Starts with Us by Colleen Hoover Mad Honey by Jodi Picoult Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver Verity by Colleen Hoover It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus Long Shadows by David Baldacci The Passenger by Cormac McCarthy Our Missing Hearts by Celeste Ng Triple Cross by James Patterson Fairy Tale by Stephen King I’m Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing: A Memoir by Matthew Perry A World of Curiosities by Louise Penny The Light We Carry: Overcoming in Uncertain Times by Michelle Obama How Do We Know?

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New In Syndetics Unbound: Audio Clips

Syndetics Unbound has released Audio Clips, part of the Look Inside element, which allows users to listen to a snippet of the audiobook. This enhancement includes an audio player that contains a sample sound bite from the audiobook, so that patrons can hear an excerpt. Audio Clips give patrons the chance to discover the narration of a title they may be interested in, and is another useful way to curate their reading list.

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Food for Thought: Titles to get You Through the Holiday Cooking Season

The kitchen can be overwhelming during the holiday season. Don’t fret, we have a Librarian Recommends: Lists full of comfort food and accomplishments from world-renowned chefs. It’s the most wonderful time of the year – or not – for those who host family and friends for the holidays. Gatherings imply an expectation of good food and reconnection, especially after the seclusion of the last few years. Lane Public Library recently created a Librarian Recommends: Lists that focuses on the memoirs and stories of chefs from all over the globe.

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Top Titles at Public Libraries - October 2022

Here are the top twenty titles public library patrons looked for in October 2022. Verity by Colleen Hoover The Boys from Biloxi by John Grisham Mad Honey by Jodi Picoult Long Shadows by David Baldacci Dreamland by Nicholas Sparks Fairy Tale by Stephen King It Starts with Us by Colleen Hoover Our Missing Hearts: A Novel by Celeste Ng It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover Righteous Prey by John Sandford I’m Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy The Winners by Fredrik Backman Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver Treasure State by C.

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Win Your Next New Book from Syndetics Unbound

Step right up to win your next favorite book with the Librarian Recommends: Lists Makers Challenge! Our newest enrichment, Librarian Recommends: Lists, was created to help librarians boost catalog engagement and circulation in their libraries. Now, we’re giving librarians the chance to score a new book for their personal collection! The first 50 libraries that create and publish at least five lists1 by December 15, 2022, will automatically be entered into our Librarian Recommends: Lists Maker Challenge.

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Top Titles at Public Libraries - September 2022

Here are the top twenty titles public library patrons looked for in September 2022. Fairy Tale by Stephen King I’m Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy Verity by Colleen Hoover It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens All Good People Here: A Novel by Ashley Flowers Carrie Soto Is Back by Taylor Jenkins Reid Girl, Forgotten by Karin Slaughter Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus The Ink Black Heart by Robert Galbraith Blowback by James Patterson Dreamland: A Novel by Nicholas Sparks The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid Desperation in Death by J.

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Introducing Librarian Recommends: Lists

Today we’re pleased to announce Librarian Recommends: Lists—a new enrichment in Syndetics Unbound, free to subscribers, that allows librarians to curate lists within the catalog, showcasing topics, genres, staff picks, and more. Lists can also be showcased outside the catalog, on library or catalog homepages. Check it out in this quick video. By default, lists are shared between libraries, so your patrons can benefit from the expertise and creativity of librarians in thousands of libraries around the world.

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Top Titles at Public Libraries - August 2022

Here are the top twenty titles public library patrons looked for in August 2022. To help you keep up with hot new titles, we’ll be marking with an asterisk the first time they appear on the top-20 list. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover Verity by Colleen Hoover The 6:20 Man by David Baldacci The It Girl by Ruth Ware I’m Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy Wrong Place Wrong Time by Gillian McAllister Portrait of an Unknown Woman by Daniel Silva The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid The Hotel Nantucket by Elin Hilderbrand Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus All Good People Here: A Novel by Ashley Flowers Shattered (Michael Bennett Book 14) by James Patterson The Family Remains by Lisa Jewell Reminders of Him by Colleen Hoover Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover Sparring Partners by John Grisham Overkill by Sandra Brown Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin The Midnight Library by Matt Haig How Do We Know?

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Top Titles at Public Libraries - July 2022

Here are the top twenty titles public library patrons looked for in July 2022. To help you keep up with hot new titles, we’ll be marking with an asterisk the first time they appear on the top-20 list. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens The Hotel Nantucket by Elin Hilderbrand The 6:20 Man by David Baldacci It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover The House Across the Lake by Riley Sager Verity by Colleen Hoover The It Girl by Ruth Ware The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han Sparring Partners by John Grisham The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus Escape by James Patterson Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin Book Lovers by Emily Henry The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave Horse by Geraldine Brooks Portrait of an Unknown Woman: A Novel by Daniel Silva Reminders of Him by Colleen Hoover The Midnight Library by Matt Haig The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley How Do We Know?

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The Summer Slide and What One Library is Doing to Fight It

Experts suggest summer learning loss – also known as the summer slide – can lead to students losing up to one-third of the coursework they learned during the school year. It’s a statistic that has one public library working to support student learning year-round. Summer break is often bursting with sounds of kids letting loose, families enjoying each other’s company, and friends spending adventure-laden days in the sun. Summertime in many households means school’s out and schoolwork is not in.

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Top Titles at Public Libraries - June 2022

Here are the top twenty titles public library patrons looked for in June 2022. To help you keep up with hot new titles, we’ll be marking with an asterisk the first time they appear on the top-20 list. Sparring Partners by John Grisham Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens The Hotel Nantucket by Elin Hilderbrand Nightwork: A Novel by Nora Roberts It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han Meant to Be: A Novel by Emily Giffin Verity by Colleen Hoover The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid Book Lovers by Emily Henry The Summer Place by Jennifer Weiner The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley The Midnight Library by Matt Haig 22 Seconds by James Patterson Dream Town by David Baldacci The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave This Time Tomorrow by Emma Straub Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus Run, Rose, Run by James Patterson Horse: A Novel by Geraldine Brooks How Do We Know?

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Meet us at ALA Annual / Sneak Peek at Lists

Will you be at American Library Association’s 2022 Annual Conference & Exhibition in Washington, DC this weekend? Stop by the ProQuest/Clarivate booth (#2507) to catch up with the Syndetics Unbound product team and get a sneak peek at what’s coming soon to Syndetics Unbound: Lists. Lists are a new element soon to be released within Syndetics Unbound that empowers librarians to curate and display custom book lists right in the catalog.

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Loud and Proud: How Academic and Public Libraries Are Working to Amplify LGBTQ+ Voices

One-third of books banned from U.S. school libraries tell LGBTQ+ stories. Now, libraries on college campuses and in communities face an increased responsibility to make queer stories accessible. For many in the U.S., Pride Month in June is a time to commemorate and celebrate the advancements of the LGBTQ+ community. But some believe recent concerted efforts to ban LGBTQ+ literature in schools across America pose a threat to strides previous generations of LGBTQ+ people have made toward achieving total acceptance.

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Top Titles at Public Libraries - May 2022

Here are the top twenty titles public library patrons looked for in May 2022. To help you keep up with hot new titles, we’ll be marking with an asterisk the first time they appear on the top-20 list. 22 Seconds by James Patterson* Dream Town by David Baldacci Book Lovers by Emily Henry* Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens The Summer Place by Jennifer Weiner* The Homewreckers by Mary Kay Andrews* The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover Book of Night by Holly Black Run, Rose, Run by James Patterson The Investigator by John Sandford The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid Sea of Tranquility by Emily St.

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Top Titles at Public Libraries - April 2022

Here are the top twenty titles public library patrons looked for in April 2022. To help you keep up with hot new titles, we’ll be marking with an asterisk the first time they appear on the top-20 list. This month saw eight such titles—the most in quite a while! What Happened to the Bennetts by Lisa Scottoline* Run, Rose, Run by James Patterson* The Diamond Eye by Kate Quinn* The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley The Investigator by John Sandford* Sea of Tranquility by Emily St.

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Top Titles at Public Libraries - March 2022

Here are the top twenty titles public library patrons looked for in March 2022. To help you keep up with hot new titles, we’ll be marking with an asterisk the first time they appear on the top-20 list. This month saw eight such titles—the most in quite a while! Run, Rose, Run by James Patterson* The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley Shadows Reel by C. J. Box* The Match by Harlan Coben* The Maid by Nita Prose One Italian Summer: A Novel by Rebecca Serle* The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles The Love of My Life by Lucy Robinson Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens The Midnight Library by Matt Haig The Golden Couple by Greer Hendricks* It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover The Club by Ellery Lloyd* The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid Verity by Colleen Hoover The Recovery Agent by Janet Evanovich* The Lightning Rod by Brad Meltzer* House of Sky and Breath by Sarah J.

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Banned and challenged books in US schools (and what librarians can do about it)

The number of banned and challenged books in schools is increasing. Here’s what librarians can do about it. School libraries have provided a safe space for learning about diverse cultures and lifestyles for generations. They’ve been that special place where kids could get extra help on an assignment or take a walk in someone else’s shoes by simply picking up a book. However, the range of perspectives available in school libraries is under threat, as parental concerns regarding content available to their children is backed by changes in U.

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Top Titles at Public Libraries - February 2022

Here are the top twenty titles public library patrons looked for in February 2022. The Maid by Nita Prose The Midnight Library by Matt Haig One Step Too Far by Lisa Gardner The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles Abandoned in Death by J. D. Robb The Christie Affair by Nina de Gramont The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave Wish You Were Here by Jodi Picoult It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover The Horsewoman by James Patterson The Magnolia Palace by Fiona Davis Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley City of the Dead by Jonathan Kellerman The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid Verity by Colleen Hoover Diablo Mesa by Douglas Preston The Judge’s List by John Grisham Reminders of Him by Colleen Hoover House of Sky and Breath by Sarah J.

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Top Titles at Public Libraries - January 2022

Here are the top twenty titles public library patrons looked for in January 2022. The Maid by Nita Prose Wish You Were Here by Jodi Picoult The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles The Midnight Library by Matt Haig The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave The Judge’s List by John Grisham It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr Something to Hide by Elizabeth George The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid Invisible: A Novel by Danielle Steel One Step Too Far by Lisa Gardner The Horsewoman by James Patterson The Stranger in the Lifeboat by Mitch Albom Verity by Colleen Hoover A Flicker in the Dark by Stacy Willingham Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty The Dark Hours by Michael Connelly The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah The Wish by Nicholas Sparks How Do We Know?

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Top Titles at Public Libraries - December 2021

Here are the top twenty titles public-library patrons looked for in December 2021 The big new in Decemeber are two books released in the last week of November: Jodi Picoult’s Wish You Were Here and Diana Gabaldon’s Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone. Wish You Were Here is the first bestselling “COVID novel.” The plot involves a young professional stranded in the Galápagos, her soon-to-be-fiancé left behind to fight the virus as a doctor in New York.

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Top Syndetics Unbound Titles of 2021

Syndetics Unbound’s year-end “Top Titles” list for all of 2021! We’ve compiled the most searched-for and looked-at books in public and academic libraries around the world, drawing on the thousands of libraries that use Syndetics Unbound. Check out this “bar chart race” of the top searched-for books in US public libraries! I hope you find it as mesmerizing as we do. View this visualisation on Flourish. United States Public Libraries Here are the top 50 books in US public libraries across all of 2021.

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Top Titles at Public Libraries - November 2021

Here are the top twenty titles public-library patrons looked for in November 2021 Only a few of the November Top Titles are new to the list. Among the stand-alone titles was Never, a political thriller by Ken Follett. Weighing in at 800 pages, Never is an “action-packed, globe-spanning drama.” A number of series also received new sequels: Diana Gabaldon released the eighth “Outlander” book, Go Tell the Bees That I am Gone; Janet Evanovich released the 28th “Stephanie Plum” book, Game On: Tempting Twenty-Eight; David Baldacci released a fouth “Atlee Pine” book Mercy; and Michael Connelly released the fourth “Renée Ballard and Harry Bosch Novel,” The Dark Hours.

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