MLA Platinum Award Press Release

BookBrowse For Libraries

Telling Patrons About BookBrowse

Print Materials Web Graphics, Text Descriptions Etc.

Suggestions on how to tell patrons about BookBrowse:

  • Pin posters on noticeboards or endcaps.

  • Place tentcards beside computer terminals, on reference or checkout desks, or on top of low bookshelves.

  • Put bookmarks at the checkout desk, or inside reserved books; and hand out to patrons in book clubs, Friends of the Library members, and other relevant groups.

  • Place shelf talkers on relevant book shelves, e.g. new releases and books recommended for book clubs.

  • When speaking to patrons, give them your library's easy to remember "quick link" to BookBrowse, if you don't know it, contact us!

  • Link to BookBrowse from your library's homepage and/or from internal pages with a logo and text description. You can also link using a rotating or static display of book jacket images that automatically update with the latest featured books.

  • Link to specific BookBrowse pages from your website and newsletters, and from social media. E.g. link directly to BookBrowse's readalikes or book club pages; or to individual books that you wish to highlight; more about this at

  • Encourage patrons to sign up to receive BookBrowse's twice-monthly newsletter - the signup box is at the top right of most BookBrowse pages (they can opt-out with one click).

  • Send a press release to local media.

We are glad to mail reasonable quantities of print materials to subscribing libraries once a year at no charge.