• By Mara Lynn Newman
  • Posted Monday, October 25, 2010

Nearing 1,000 Subscribers to NextReads!

Almost 1,000 subscribers have signed up for NextReads newsletters delivered to their email inboxes! Be #1,000 this week and win a copy of Bill Bryson’s At Home, our Centennial cookbook, and a Friends of the Library bookbag! Sign up fast and find out what you’ve been missing!

NextReads is the Library’s email newsletter service. Our Forsyth County Librarians edit and customize the list of recommended books, audiobooks, and DVDs and include special events, too.

To Sign Up

Get your very own newsletters by clicking on any of the NextReads buttons on our website. It’s also available from the Online Resources page.

Will YOU be the lucky winner?

No library card is necessary—just an email address—for library website visitors and patrons to subscribe to any of the 31 different subject and genre newsletters. List topics ranging from Biography and Memoir to Fantasy to New York Times Bestsellers are sent on a regular basis, and include up to 12 titles. Subscribers can link directly to the library catalog from books of interest on the lists, and place a hold or request a title immediately. Even those library patrons without email addresses can take advantage of the lists by viewing them online, either at the library or from any Internet access point.

NextReads is an important part of our outreach to the community. We can better serve many library patrons who are less able to visit our facilities in person to browse the shelves and book displays to find something new to read. Our newsletters are our opportunity to bring the library to them—whether they are at work, school, home, or on the road. Our website and catalog are considered a “virtual” branch of the library, open 24 hours a day, available 365 days a year!

And for those of you on Facebook, please take a second to “Like” us! Click the Facebook button on our home page or search within Facebook for “Forsyth County Public Library. We also offer FCPL 4 Teens and FCPL 4 Kids Facebook pages. Have our latest news posted for you!

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