How to celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day.

By Lydia Koehn |   Aug 29, 2017 3:53:38 PM

Blow me down and brush me barnaclesit’s almost time for International Talk Like a Pirate Day! Transform your library into a crew full of swashbuckling book-aneers with Mango's Pirate course.

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Summer reading in a foreign language: A tale of two passions.

By Michael Buckenmeyer |   Jun 15, 2017 7:06:00 AM

You don’t need to hear it from us; summer is here. And while just about everyone (including us!) couldn’t be happier, parents, teachers, and librarians know how important it is for kids to keep their minds active and engaged through summer break. We agree, so we’re pulling our weight in the push for summer page-turning.

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Meet the recipient of the 2017 Mango Languages/NMRT Professional Development Grant, Hannah Buckland.

By Jillian Rodriguez |   Jun 6, 2017 12:04:00 PM

Have you met an extraordinary librarian today? If not, allow us to introduce you to Hannah Buckland, the recipient of the 2017 Mango Languages/NMRT Professional Development Grant. Hannah will be using the grant to attend the 2017 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition in Chicago June 22 - 27, 2017.

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Secure more funding for your library with these 6 helpful resources.

By Britta Wilhelmsen |   Jun 1, 2017 7:16:33 PM

If anything deserves a little extra cash these days, it’s our libraries. They provide invaluable academic support, creative literacy programs, and diverse e-resources (like Mango!) that keep their whole community going strong. But all these great services come at a price, and unfortunately it’s not getting any cheaper for librarians to keep up with high patron demand.

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How to celebrate National Library Week at your library.

By Michael Buckenmeyer |   Apr 10, 2017 10:35:51 AM

Every year, our friends at the American Library Association (ALA) sponsor a week honoring the contributions libraries make to their communities, schools, universities, and nations. This year’s celebrations run April 9-15, with ways for everyone to show their thanks no matter where they are. Read on to find out how you and your library can get involved in one of our favorite weeks of the year.

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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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