Category Archives: $hopper’s Corner

Children’s Plus, Inc

Looking to enhance your Youth Services collection? Check out Children’s Plus, Inc. (CPI)!  In business since 1979, CPI has developed the youth services collection of some of the largest libraries in the country. Through partnerships with a wide range of publishers, CPI offers CTLS members best value of a wide range of Pre-K through 12 titles.

Key Features of CPI: Continue reading Children’s Plus, Inc

CTLS welcomes Sentrum Bookstore to the Commercial Partnership Program

The multilingual choice for libraries, Sentrum is a large supplier of Russian, Ukrainian and Chinese materials. Backed by a strong collection development/technical service team and an extensive foreign publisher network, Sentrum offers CTLS member libraries a complete solution: from selection and cataloging to processing. Sentrum can also customize services and collections to meet specific budget needs and any foreign language collection development requirements. Continue reading CTLS welcomes Sentrum Bookstore to the Commercial Partnership Program

CTLS Welcomes Movie Licensing USA to the Commercial Partnership Program

CTLS welcomes Movie Licensing USA to the Commercial Partnership Program. MLUSA offers movie and TV show licensing for library programming. Librarians can choose from the biggest blockbusters, latest new releases, top critically-acclaimed classics and more to put a fresh spin on programming and your next patron event. Continue reading CTLS Welcomes Movie Licensing USA to the Commercial Partnership Program

CTLS Vendor Webinar: How a Boopsie Mobile App Benefits Your Library

Please joins us today, Friday July 8th, at 10:00 – 10:30 CST for a webinar with Boopsie! CTLS member libraries can register here for the webinar.

This 30-minute presentation will explain some important trends in mobile technology and clearly define the ways your library can meet those mobile demands with a library-branded app. We will give you a demonstration of how a Boopsie mobile app works and answer any questions you may have as time permits.

Boopsie, a mobile platform-as-a-service provider, builds library-branded apps that conveniently connect your community to the resources and services your library offers. Boopsie apps deliver an easy user experience and work with any ILS provider as well as all major platforms including Android, Apple, Kindle Fire and Blackberry.

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Mary Casey / Director of Marketing

Register for Upcoming Webinar with BiblioBoard

Don’t forget to sign up for our upcoming webinar with Commercial Partnership Program vendor Biblioboard on Tuesday, June 28th at 1pm CT. You can register directly here. Please contact Sammie Simpson with any questions!

SELF-e is BiblioBoard’s newest service and it’s in partnership with Library Journal. SELF-e allows libraries to support local writers and indie authors by showcasing their books in the Indie Texas collection.  All books submitted through SELF-e are evaluated by Library Journal for quality. Those books selected for top quality are available across the US and Canada, allowing authors to gain additional exposure.   You can find a quick (3 minute) video on the SELF-e tool here:

Creator is the second community engagement program offered by BiblioBoard. The Creator program allows libraries to curate and showcase multimedia digital exhibits. You can showcase digital archives and special collections along with video and audio of public events, children’s programs, art exhibits, local musicians and much more. Here are a couple of ways other forward thinking libraries are using Creator. Connect with and showcase local musicians: Showcase library programming: Work with local artists:

BiblioBoard work with innovative libraries in Texas and across the US to assist them in meeting their community engagement initiatives. Libraries are subscribed to the BiblioBoard platform to assist with community engagement objectives they have set for the year.