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Check It Out: Librarians' Book Recommendations

When you need a book recommendation, go to the experts. Celadon asks the nation’s best librarians about current book trends and what to check out.

Check It Out: Kathryn Neal, Tulsa City-County Library

Celadon talked with Kathryn Neal, library associate in Skiatook, Oklahoma, about favorite genres and a very unique reader request.

Check It Out: Lori Hench, Baltimore County Public Library

Adult & Community Engagement librarian Lori Hench of the Baltimore County Public Library talks to Celadon about the books that have impacted her the most.

Check It Out: Annice Sevett, Albert Lea Public Library

Librarian Annice Sevett at the Albert Lea Public Library in Minnesota talks about local book trends, go-to title recommendations, and her last great read.

Check It Out: Becky Spratford, Readers' Advisor, MLIS

Readers’ advisory expert Becky Spratford sounds off on independent bookstores, a parallel-universe Nobel laureate, and how librarians learn to connect you with the books you love.

Check It Out: Daryl A. Maxwell, Los Angeles Public Library

Librarian Daryl Maxwell at the Los Angeles Public Library talked with Celadon about impactful Science Fiction, recommending the perfect book, and diversity in publishing.

Check It Out: Jean Ross, Prince William Public Library

Ross talked with Celadon about her favorite detective series, working her dream job, and how not quiet libraries are.

Check It Out: Naomi Jelks, San Francisco Public Library

The importance of diversity in children’s books, a memoir told as a graphic novel, and the one book about San Francisco everyone should read.

Check It Out: Jordana Gross, The New York Public Library

Reading recommendations, what New Yorkers are checking out, and the book she chose over the classics.

Check It Out: Andrienne Cruz, Azusa Public Library

Librarian Andrienne Cruz at the Azusa Public Library in Azusa, California, talked with Celadon about what she reads, the book everyone is checking out, and the novel she recommends to patrons in doubt.

Check It Out: Vicki Nesting, St. Charles Parish Library

Assistant Director Vicki Nesting at the St. Charles Parish Library outside of New Orleans talked with Celadon about the “twisty, psychological thrillers” that are captivating her town’s readers.

Check It Out: Gregg Winsor, Johnson County Library

Johnson County Library Information Specialist Gregg Winsor talked with Celadon about which books are flying off shelves in Johnson County, Kansas.

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