Highlights Summer Activity Bingo

Looking for virtual programming to keep young readers engaged and learning? We've teamed up with Highlights for Children to support you with a program offering muli-user e-books and thematic digital "bingo cards" that provide a variety of activities! Contact your CATS Sales Manager to learn more.

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Automatically Yours

Program

Automatically Yours ships, or notifies, you about the newest title of a series, award, or by popular authors of your choice. Simply select from the TSSO menu, which also offers popular and new standing order plans in print and digital formats for babies to young adults.

Highlights

Highlights

Highlights for Children and Baker & Taylor teamed up to meet your virtual programming needs. Highlights Activity Bingo offers 197 e-books, with multiple user access, and over 250 activities for ages 2-12. Click here to check it out.

 
Axis 360 and Pop-Up Library
Program
Program

Offer your patrons more children’s and teen titles, and an optimum eBook experience, with Axis 360. Also, provide an extension of your digital collection with Pop-Up Library and Community Share

Press Reader

Press Reader

Break down boundaries! Offer hundreds of newspapers and magazines, national and international, covering a variety of interests, in the languages of your community, with PressReader. This 24/7 digital service offers always up-to-date remote access.

 
CHQ & ESP
Program

Based on the proven Evidence Based Stock Management (EBSM®) methodology, collectionHQ (CHQ) provides action plans to help librarians develop and manage their collection, saving time and money, improving turnover and aligning the collection with local demand. What's more, collectionHQ is the only solution that works in conjunction with any ILS system so even if you change your ILS vendor, historic circulation is retained. 

Evidence-based Selection Planning (ESP) brings the art of Baker & Taylor's collection development expertise together with the science of collectionHQ's data analytics to create a decision support system integrated with TitleSource 360™. ESP helps public libraries to select the right current and pre-published titles in the right quantities for their communities.

Rotating Reads

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Rotating Reads helps you get books when they're hot, return them when they're not.  This program is a great solution to make sure you have high demand titles on your shelves when you need them!  Baker & Taylor's Book Leasing program is a great way to temporarily increase your library's number of popular books with the ability to return them when patron demand has subsided.

To learn more, click here to see our Rotating Reads Book Leasing brochure or reach out to your CATS Manager.

 
Summer Reading
Summer Reading

 

Our expanded Summer Reading Program supports the needs of public library youth services. In addition to CATS support of the summer reading programs with incentive prize books that are offered at a discounted bulk rate, this year we are incorporating digital elements into the program. For details, contact your CATS Regional Manager.

Incentive Book Prizes (IBP)
This year there are over 850 unique Summer Reading Prize Incentive title options to order, at a bulk discount rate, for babies to teens. These are available in the Children's & Teen section under Selection Lists in TS360.

eBooks
From June to August, MUPO access will be available for three select, fun summer reads for teens. Further, these books will be supported with a live author event in July open to all SRP participants* and their patrons. The prize for this program is $179.

Author events
Multiple author events will be available for libraries which purchase a minimum of 25 copies from the IBP or purchase the MUPO package. Access to the events will be provided once the required purchases are verified. Scheduled authors listed below.

  • June 1st: Theanne Griffith and Lesa Cline-Ransome: Chapter Books, Inspiration and Why Summer Reading is Fun!
  • June 30th | 4 p.m. (EST): Nicola Yoon and David Yoon: Book and Character Insights and a Love of YA Fiction.
  • July 14th | 4 p.m. (EST): Victoria Jamieson and John Gallagher: Middle Grade Graphic Novels and What Inspires Them.
  • July 21st | 3 p.m. (EST): Jen Calonita, Alex Aster and Amy McCullough, moderated by Victor Piniero: Our Latest Titles and Writing for Tweens.

Support Materials
Download event sell sheets, programming and activity kits, posters, bookmarks, cover images and more on our Baker & Taylor CATS Summer Reading Program resource page. Links to prize incentive selection list can also be found there.

 
Sustainable Shelves
Program

Sustainable Shelves Program is a complimentary service that helps your library responsibly and sustainably discard weeded or unwanted books from your collections. Just provide us with list of titles you wish to remove from your library, and we will assign a value to each ISBN, pick up the books, and compensate you quickly with either a check or a credit to put towards materials, softwares or services from Baker & Taylor. We’ll even pick up the titles that we don’t consider resaleable, and we will work to responsibly recycle the material on your behalf. Together, we can keep your collections clean and fresh, while also demonstrating a core value of librarianship.

Teen Book Club

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Join our Teen Book Club! Baker & Taylor has partnered with Sourcebooks to bring exclusive benefits to Baker & Taylor customers. Libraries that join the Book Club program will receive:

  • Special multi-user pricing and unlimited eBook access to the monthly title
  • An EXCLUSIVE Book Club event for your patrons, featuring the author
  • A book discussion guide and marketing tools for social media channels, newsletters, and websites
  • Ongoing access to all Teen Book Club materials and author event recordings on our B&T Book Club site

Contact your CATS Regional Manager for more information.