Literature

BookBrowse

BookBrowse reviews books - both fiction and nonfiction - considered to be exceptional by BookBrowse staff. Look up your favorite books or authors, and scroll down to Read-alikes to find other books that you may enjoy. You may also browse their suggested books by setting, theme, time period, and genre.


Book group looking for books to discuss? Check out BookBrowse's Book Club Central. The Top 10 feature displays titles popular with book groups this week. You'll find also find discussion questions in the Reader's Guide, plus reviews, summaries, author interviews, and author biographies. 

Literary Reference Center

Literary Reference Center contains literary journal articles, reference books and other publications.  You'll find literary criticism, plot summaries, author biographies and interviews, and the full text of selected poems, short stories and classic texts.  It's helpful for students writing papers, and book groups who discuss classic authors in depth.

NoveList

NoveList provides fiction recommendations for adults and high school students.  Look up a favorite novel or author, then click "read-alikes" to find other books that you may also enjoy.

Browse fiction by genre, such as mystery or science fiction, or try out the Appeal Mixer to browse books based on the pace, characters, and writing style you enjoy.

Book groups will want to take a look at NoveList's reading guides.  Their discussion questions for selected titles are exclusive to NoveList, and answers are provided.  

For children's books and YA fiction, check out NoveList K-8.

Upcoming Events

Aug 03 10:00AM-Virtual Storytime- Ages 4, 5, 6
Aug 04 10:00AM-Virtual Baby Storytime
Aug 04 11:00AM-Boogie Woogie Babies
Aug 04 07:00PM-Virtual Pajama Storytime
Aug 05 10:00AM-Storytime on the Lawn

Progress on the re-open front!

We are happy to announce that the Adult stacks have opened for the first time since last March!  You can browse the shelves and choose your own fiction, movie, audiobook, etc.  Our newly relocated YA area is also fully accessible.

The Children's Room remains closed to public access so patrons should continue to browse new and selected materials in the Browsing section while asking staff for other materials.

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