Summer Reading is over, but there are still plenty of great books waiting to be discovered! If you're not sure what to read next, we can help. AAPLD has some fun and easy-to-use tools to help you find your next great read. Whether it's an online database that can suggest more titles like your favorite series or author, or a subscription box custom-curated by an Adult Services staff member, we love helping folks answer the question, "what should I read?"
Recommend Me A Book
Our Recommend Me A Book reader's advisory form asks about the types of books, movies and TV shows you enjoy, and your favorite authors, to help us create a personalized recommendation list. We'll email our suggestions and include handy links to place the items on hold. Find the form by clicking About Us on our home page. Select Contact from the drop-down menu, then choose Readers Advisory Form.
NoveList Plus Readers Advisory
An online database containing thousands of titles, NoveList Plus helps you find adult, teen fiction and non-fiction suggestions by matching similar authors, titles and subjects. You'll find NoveList Plus under the Virtual Library tab. Select Online Resources, then scroll through the alphabetical list. NoveList Plus is available to AAPLD cardholders to use anywhere. Everyone can access the database from our computers in library.
Not sure what to read, watch or listen to next? Let us choose for you! LibBox Subscription Boxes are library-curated boxes filled with books, movies and CDs based on your preferences, plus a few surprises. Register through our Events tab and you'll receive a form to fill out with your reading, watching and listening preferences. LibBoxes are offered every other month, registration for October's LibBox begins Sept. 15.
Resources at the Library
Stop by the Main Library on Harnish Drive and pick up a free copy of BookPage, a monthly publication containing reviews of new releases, book news, author interviews and more.
Our Library Reads display near New Fiction contains new books selected by librarians across the country each month, as their favorite new releases. You can also explore the Library Reads website to find selections from previous months, and years!
And don't forget the friendly Adult Services staff! Ask us what we're reading, or tell us what you're reading, or would like to read. We love talking about books.