Top Magazines for Libraries

Top Magazines for Libraries

Updated 03-11-2022

Libraries are vital to our people and culture, acting as a portal to endless worlds, a safe place for all, and the ultimate provider of knowledge. In addition to a vast collection of books, it's essential to include other sources of knowledge and entertainment - library magazines are a great place to start! Readers can browse the latest news, get tips on home design, explore faraway lands and cultures, and so much more. Keep reading to find our top picks for your library!

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School Library Journal

School Library Journal

School Library Journal is the perfect choice for librarians working specifically with children and young adults - whether it be in schools or public libraries. This magazine provides everything a librarian needs to manage a library, including the latest news in the field, tips on creating high-quality collections, and special features such as understanding the impact of technology on learning.

A full-year subscription also features over 6,000 book reviews in young adult and children's literature! Subscribe today - you won't regret it!

Library Journal

Library Journal

Librarians will also enjoy Library Journal! As the most comprehensive guide for the profession, this magazine features everything you need to know about leading public, institutional, and academic libraries. Discover the latest news, groundbreaking features, and analytics on various professional concerns, including technology, management, policy, and more!

The Library Journal aims to help librarians with their purchasing decisions, providing news on best practices and innovations, identifying trends, and acting as an advocate for libraries. Purchase a subscription!

The Horn Book

The Horn Book Magazine

Another essential subscription for libraries is The Horn Book Magazine. While geared towards librarians and educators, parents can also benefit from reading this publication. Described as independent, stylish, and opinionated, each issue of this magazine explores all aspects of children's literature from multiple points of view!

Discover lively articles discussing new trends, sharp editorials, and an extensive book review section with valuable insights! For trusted content in every edition, including a recommended booklist, subscribe to The Horn Book today!

Architectural Digest

Architectural Digest

Architectural Digest is the best choice for including architecture and interior design. AD takes readers on a celebratory tour of the nicest homes and finest architecture every month.

Readers will love touring some of the world's most beautiful homes, discovering the latest trends in design, traveling the world, and taking a dive into different cultures. There's no better choice for high-end design - subscribe to this print magazine today!

Better Homes and Gardens

Better Homes and Gardens Magazine

Include a little bit of home design in your collection with Better Homes and Gardens Magazine! Perfect for high school and public libraries, this home magazine touches on everything in life: interior decorating and design, cooking and entertaining guests, and beauty and style!

Readers love the various recipes, home improvement tips, gardening advice, and holiday planning. This isn't a subscription to pass up with the most beautiful images and color schemes! Subscribe to Better Homes & Gardens today!. We also feature the digital version.

Reader's Digest

Reader's Digest

Reader's Digest is an excellent choice for public libraries. Colorful, lighthearted, and easy-to-read format, this magazine features news in areas that matter most to readers. Discover the latest happenings in world news, social affairs, and medicine.

Each issue also packs in inspiring true-life stories to uplift their spirits, silly jokes and witty one-liners to brighten their day, and priceless advice on everything from saving money to perfecting a new recipe. Subscribe to RD today! Reader's Digest is also available in large-print and digital formats!


Cobblestone Magazine

Cobblestone Magazine is an excellent choice for middle school libraries. Aimed at children ages 8-14, this magazine brings American history to life and is the perfect supplement for the standard social studies curriculum.

Each issue features a durable softcover and includes primary sources, lively graphics, real historical photographs, detailed maps, and fun activities. Purchase a subscription for your library today!

Other Popular Choices:

If you're looking for more choices for elementary and middle school libraries, we have a great collection of children's titles, including Ladybug, National Geographic Little Kids, Zoobooks, Ranger Rick Jr., and more!

Browse here for more news magazines like Scientific American, Smithsonian, Newsweek, and Consumer Reports.

View our collection of more home and garden options like Good Housekeeping, House Beautiful, and Mother Earth News.

Browse here for more women's magazines like Vanity Fair and Woman's Day.

Click here for more men's magazines like Popular Mechanics and Esquire.


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