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Book Newsletters, Book Clubs, Book Discussions at Your Fingertips

Posted Thursday, September 13, 2012, at 1:12 PM

Spencer Public Library has a new online newsletter, Book News. BookNews will give patrons easy access to popular online reader advisory tools and expands the reach and appeal of our other online venues, such as Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr. BookNews, a service of dearreader.com provides -- Content, Content, Content! 14 million books and DVDs, e-newsletters, and jQuery widgets will all soon be integrated with the library's pages on these other platforms. For instance, in addition to our existing web content on Facebook, visitors will soon be able to search our catalog, read newsletters and our Calendar of Events, or read an excerpt from one of the books featured in the Online Book Clubs--all right from our Facebook page. We hope this provides our fans with more convenient options. In addition, we will soon be able to provide new features, such as book forums and AuthorBuzz, where patrons can interact with authors and ask questions.

Every month dearreader.com provides 21 newsletters, each with 4 featured books and 6 alternative selections, for a total of 10 books that will be directly linked to our catalog. Patrons can view these newsletters on Spencer Public LIbrary's website, printed, received through email, or RSS feeds.

We will still continue to publish our regular newsletter,Spilling Ink, both in print and online, featuring articles about events at SPL, the library's programs and services, projects, collections, and its outreach efforts. The talents and efforts of the people at SPL, and its partner organizations will be showcased.

In addition, our online Book Clubs will soon be back up and running. Once you have signed up, every day, Monday through Friday you'll receive a 5-minute read from a chapter of a book in your email. By the end of the week, you'll have read 2-3 chapters.

To ensure our messages are delivered properly to your inbox (not bulk or junk folders), add suzanneb@dearreader.com to your Address Book or Safe List.

If you get busy, go on vacation or if the featured book just isn't a good match for you, hit the delete key. This is meant to be fun, guilt-free reading--read only what you like. We feature a new book every Monday. Questions? Just send us an email. We're here to help.

Happy fun reading and be sure to tell your friends!

Sign up for monthly newsletters here: http://www.supportlibrary.com/nl/br.cfm?...

Click here for a sample of the BookNews newsletter: http://www.supportlibrary.com/nl/nl_rvie...

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