Looking for a good book?

Looking for a good book? Your library can help! Check out some of the resources we offer, all free with your library card.

Explore the New Catalog - Check out our new catalog for suggested book lists: Award-WinnersBestsellers, and New Titles. Browse our lists for adultskids, and teens. You can find these lists any time you’re in our catalog by clicking the Browse the Library dropdown menu in the blue header bar and choosing Explore.

Staff Picks - Our new catalog also allows us (and you, too!) to easily make and share personal book lists. Check out some of the top readers on our staff, and follow them to get updates!

  • Jami (nonfiction, horror, survival, and more)
  • Anbolyn (classics, historical fiction, British fiction, book groups)
  • Michelle (genre fiction, historical fiction, nonfiction, memoirs)

More about using the new catalog: If you haven’t created a username for our new catalog yet, just sign in with your library card number and PIN. Then you can create an alpha or alphanumeric username. You can choose something easy to remember and use that each time you log in to your account in the future, or you can keep logging in with your card number.

Bookmatch - Tell us what you like to read and we'll give you personalized suggestions. You'll fill out a form and our librarians will respond to you within 7 days with a list of recommendations.

Bag o' Books - If you're looking for new things to read but you're not sure what, fill out our request form for Bag o' Books. We'll pull a grab bag of 20 books for young readers or 10 for teens and adults.

Novelist - A resource you can use to find book recommendations based on appeal factors, curated lists, and read-alikes for titles you enjoy. Learn how to use it here. (Note: Once you find suggestions in Novelist, come back to our catalog to see if we have those titles/authors on our shelves.)

Books & Authors - Explore the endless possibilities and combinations of books, authors, genres, and topics. The ideal convergence of science and serendipity, this online resource leverages the Internet's unique capacity to create, build, communicate and sustain communities of readers. (Note: Once you find suggestions in B&A, come back to our catalog to see if we have those titles/authors on our shelves.)

Book Page - A monthly book review publication that serves as a recommendation guide to the best new books published every month. Read it online or pick up a copy at one of our four library locations.

Check out all these options and more from our Books page. Still looking for something? Just ask us!

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