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Reader's Advisory

Here lies a sampling of the collective RA knowledge of Massachusetts librarians.

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Further Reading

YA Crossover Titles

5 in 15 Member Edition. Massachusetts Library System members review five titles, on a given topic, in 15 minutes or less. In this episode: Laura Barkema, of the Boston Public Library, reviews five series that can interest young adults, and adults alike.

5 in 15 Booktalks

In the newest addition to the Massachusetts Library System’s Readers’ Advisory lineup, starting today and on the 15th of every month, we will release a 15 minute booktalk to help you build your repertoire of recommended books. Each booktalk video will revolve around a theme and will be available on the MLS RA LibGuide. Plus if you want your titles to go – each one will be available as a podcast. Download and listen to them on the road! 

Each month we will deliver to you librarians covering five titles (front list and back list) that revolve around one central theme. What about you? Have you read 5 books?  We would love to feature YOU and your recommendations in a 5 in 15 booktalk, too!