Promote Mango to all ages at your library with these 5 strategies.

By Britta Wilhelmsen |   Mar 18, 2017 2:01:00 AM

Did you know March is National Reading Month? Around the country, libraries and schools are celebrating in full swing by hosting fun events, contests, and book spotlights. All this buzz around reading and literacy presents a great excuse to amp up your library’s promotional strategy. Engaging patrons of all ages can be a challenge, though - especially when it comes to promoting unique e-resources like Mango.

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Apply Now: Announcing Mango/NMRT’s Professional Development Grant 2017.

By Jillian Rodriguez |   Feb 23, 2017 5:33:58 PM

If you know Mango (and if you don’t, hi!), you know that we love our librarians. Even more importantly, we believe in librarians. We could go on about the reasons why, but chief among them is that librarians are in perfect step with Mango’s mission to enrich lives with language and culture.

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We’re so excited for ALA Midwinter 2017 — and here’s why you should be, too.

By Jillian Rodriguez |   Jan 12, 2017 7:07:00 AM

Anaheim, Chicago, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Orlando, and now Atlanta — the librarian takeover is in full effect. In our humble opinion, librarians make the world go round. We’ve witnessed their magic firsthand: in partnership with these fierce fighters for literacy, community, and access, we’ve connected more people than ever to language learning and cultural resources that can change lives. So for us, the American Library Association’s (ALA) annual Midwinter event is our Disney World.

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3-point checklist: promoting digital resources through community outreach.

By Jillian Rodriguez |   Dec 12, 2016 3:54:06 AM

As a public library, serving your community is a central piece of your overall mission. Your programming, resources, and services are tailored to meet the unique needs of your patrons and transform your library into a community hub. Unique digital resources like Mango support your patrons in innovative, meaningful ways - but sometimes, those digital resources fly under the radar. In fact, we often hear from librarians that promoting their awesome catalogue of digital resources can be a struggle. 

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Branding your library: 5 effective ways to build partnerships with local schools.

By Britta Wilhelmsen |   Nov 30, 2016 6:02:00 AM

Whether you’re located in a sprawling urban setting or a small rural area, every library can benefit from establishing a strong partnership with local school systems. From sharing e-resources to hosting themed educational events, getting involved with the schools in your community could be your ticket to bringing in more excited patrons in 2017. We’ve put together a few ways to connect with those schools, get your name out there, and help them see just what makes your library so great. Trust us - it’ll be a win-win for everyone involved.

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7 fresh strategies for promoting library e-resources that will motivate you today.

By Jillian Rodriguez |   Nov 2, 2016 5:51:00 AM

Step aside, Clark Kent. Put away the bat-signal, Bruce Wayne. Librarians are the real superheroes, fighting for literacy, community, and knowledge each and every day. But every superhero needs a sidekick, and that’s where Mango comes in. We know that librarians are tasked with a lot of responsibilities, chief among them promoting library events, offerings, and resources. 

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4 reasons we love the world's biggest book fair.

By Britta Wilhelmsen |   Oct 19, 2016 1:02:00 AM

Calling all librarians (and bookworms)! The legendary Frankfurt Book Fair is currently underway, and as avid readers ourselves, this type of event is right up our alley. Not only is it the world’s largest trade fair for books, but it’s a chance for new and upcoming authors to promote their work on a global scale. Plus, as an individual visitor, you could snag a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to network with some of the most respected names in the publishing industry.

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Mango’s latest course: English for Somali speakers.

By Jillian Rodriguez |   Oct 12, 2016 6:03:00 PM

Mango’s catalogue of English course offerings is growing once again! This time, we’re adding Somali to our fleet of courses for non-English speakers. Designed to provide Somali speakers with all the tools they need to learn useful vocabulary, practice grammar, and perfect pronunciation, this new course is a must-have for native Somali speakers learning English.

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Mango's latest course: Classroom English for Hmong speakers.

By Jillian Rodriguez |   Oct 12, 2016 4:07:00 PM

Whenever one course closes, another one opens. When it comes to developing the latest in-demand course, that’s the Mango philosophy. What’s the newest course to come out of Mango? Classroom English for Hmong speakers.

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The Relationship Between Language Learning and Academic Success

By Britta Wilhelmsen |   Sep 14, 2016 6:23:00 PM

In an earlier blog post, we examined several benefits of introducing young children to a second language while they’re still in grades K-8. Parents, if there are still any lingering doubts, we’re here to squash them — it’s been proven that language learning not only means higher standardized test scores, but directly correlates to an overall increase in academic achievement. In fact, dabbling in another language improves cognitive function in areas you might not realize (we’re talking math and science, people!) Read on to discover even more about the academic power of language learning, but be warned — you might just find yourself enrolling your student in a Mango Languages course by the end.

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