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Virtual Offerings for Book Lovers of All Ages
By the LJ and SLJ editors
Welcome back to Your Home Librarian, a special weekly newsletter designed to help library patrons and readers of all ages make the most of their indoor time during this period of self-isolation and social distancing.

This week, we continue our series on organizing the books in your home, taking a deep dive into fiction genres and subgenres; explore the ways publishers, bookstores, and authors are connecting with readers virtually; and take a look at J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter at Home.” For aspiring green thumbs missing the great outdoors, we roundup some books about indoor and container gardening. Ravenous for your next read or (virtual) book club pick? Be sure to check out the list of hot-off-the-press titles (all available digitally), including books for kids and teens.

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image Organizing the Books in Your Home, Part 2: Getting To Know the Genres
By Kiera Parrott
In this second part of the series aimed at helping non-librarians organize the books in their homes, we take a deep dive into genres and subgenres, and offer suggestions on shelving fiction.
image Missing Your Regular Book Club? Check out these virtual book chats and author talks.
By Barbara Hoffert
Publishers, authors, and librarians—and readers—are finding new ways to talk about books during the pandemic.
image Hot off the Presses! New Books/eBooks for Adult Readers Out This Week
By Kiera Parrott
Looking for your next great read? Here’s a list of new fiction, memoirs, cookbooks, and more, publishing this week—and all are available as ebooks.
image Hot Off the Presses! New Children’s and YA Books/eBooks Out This Week
By Kiera Parrott
A list of brand-new titles for young readers publishing this week—and all are available as ebooks.
image For Wizards in Confinement, “Harry Potter at Home” Offers Activities, a Free eBook and Audiobook
By Kathy Ishizuka
A wizarding respite for the coronavirus-weary, available through April.

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