Recommended Reads

RECOMMENDED READS

Enjoy these reading lists curated by our library team. 


Children's Collections  | Young Adult Collections | Adult Collections


Titles Found in Children's Collections
  • Black History Month
    • February is Black History Month. Explore and celebrate black characters both past and present, real and fictional, in these children's books.
  • Books on Social Justice
    • A list of books that you can read with your children and discuss current events surrounding social justice.
  • Bugs, Bugs, Bugs!
    • Learn all about bugs and what role they play in our world.
  • Crazy Kitten Characters
    • Celebrate National Kitten Day with some of the craziest kittens around!
  • Mixed Up Fairy Tales
    • A list of picture books that feature classic fairy tales with a twist!
  • Rainbow Reads for Middle Grades
    • Every single reader deserves a book where they can see a reflection of themselves, regardless of race, sexuality, creed and many other factors.
  • Shark Week
    • Do you love Shark Week? Then you need to check out this list.
  • So you want to learn magic?
    • Didn’t receive your Hogwarts letter? Maybe you will get into one of these Schools of Magic!
  • Start your summer fun with a book!
    • Each of these books feature kids who faced a boring summer...check them out to see what makes their summer an adventure!
  • Teddy Bear Day
    • On September 9th, National Teddy Bear Day honors the history of one of childhood's favorite toys.
  • Women's History Month
    • Read about the many women who have fought for the rights we enjoy today!
  • Women Won the Vote
    • Women gained the right to vote in 1920 with the passage of the 19th Amendment. On Election Day in 1920, millions of American women exercised this right for the first time.
  • Yucky, Gross, and Disgusting
    • Does the gross, disgusting, and vile fascinate you? Then this is the book list for you!
Titles Found in Young Adult Collection
  • Black History Month
    • February is Black History Month. Explore and celebrate black characters both past and present, real and fictional, in these YA books written by black authors.
  • Books on Social Justice
    • A list of books that you and your teens can both read and discuss about Social Justice.
  • An Election Year
    • In an Election Year anything can happen…..some of the issues that can come up are voter rights, civil rights, rallies, marches, scandals, women’s rights, romance, murder, and so much more!  
  • Famous Kitten Characters
    • Get to know these famous kitten characters: Mogget, Church, Chairman Meow, Salem, Sebastian, Solembum, and Mrs. Norris in the popular teen books. Which one is your favorite?
  • Magical Reads
    • Have you finished the Harry Potter series and want something to fill that hole in your life? Then try one of these magical reads.
  • Women's History Month
    • Read about the many women who have fought for the rights we enjoy today!
Titles Found in Adult Collections

  • Audiobooks
    • Take a listen to some award-winning audiobooks during Audiobook Appreciation Month this June!
  • Autumnal Equinox
    • September 22 is the autumnal (fall) equinox, the astronomical change from summer to fall in the Northern Hemisphere. Cozy up with one these books about the start of harvest time and its associated celebrations; cool evenings and warm gatherings; and apple picking and pumpkin spice!
  • Banned Books
    • “The American Library Association condemns censorship and works to ensure free access to information. Every year, the Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) compiles a list of the Top 10 Most Challenged Books in order to inform the public about censorship in libraries and schools. The lists are based on information from media stories and voluntary reports sent to OIF from communities across the U.S.” --American Library Association
  • Black History Month
    • Celebrate Black History month with the voices of the Black Diaspora, which are as varied as the continent it rose from. Enjoy these diverse stories of the modern Black experience.
  • Book Lover's Day
    • Observe Book Lover’s Day by taking a look at some of our new releases you may have missed!
  • Books on Social Justice
    • A list of non-fiction and fiction books that you can read and discuss about current events surrounding social justice.
  • Fall Into Reading
    • Enjoy a new book available this Fall!
  • Gardening
    • April showers brought May flowers – why not try your hand at adding some tomatoes and cucumbers! We have books for both beginners just starting out and experienced gardeners who may want to try something new.
  • Graphic Novel Writing
    • Ever thought about writing your own graphic novels? This selection of books may help set you on the path!
  • Grilling
    • Grilling season is upon us! Take your grilling game up a notch with these recommended reads. From burgers to sauces and fish to marinades, you’ll be sure to find a new favorite grilling recipe!
  • Happy Birthday Harry Potter!
    • Happy Birthday, Harry Potter! Celebrate by taking a magical journey in one of these books.
  • Hemingway Days
    • Celebrate the legacy of Ernest Hemingway with these recommended reads.
  • Hispanic Heritage Month
    • The celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month begins in the middle rather than the start of September because it coincides with national independence days in several Latin American countries: Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Costa Rica celebrate theirs on Sept. 15, followed by Mexico on Sept. 16, Chile on Sept. 18 and Belize on Sept 21. Learn more about the largest and fast-growing minority group in America.
  • Hobbit Day
    • In honor of Hobbit Day embark on a new and amazing journey with this selection of fantasy books.
  • Holiday Decorating and Crafts
    • As the days get shorter and colder, use one of these books to find ways to make your nights at home brighter and warmer.
  • H.P. Lovecraft
    • H.P. Lovecraft’s birthday is this month. Explore the dark fantasy and horror of this selection of Lovecraft and Lovecraftian stories.
  • Imagine Your Story
    • Summer Reading 2020 here! Imagine Your Story, enjoy the start of a new series!
  • Imagine Your Story - Retellings
    • Enjoy new retellings of classic tales.
  • International Games Week - Tabletop Games
    • International Games Week is in November, and we would like to take this time to shine a light on the library’s tabletop game collection. Take a look at these suggested games, and then explore the others that we have to offer.
  • Juneteenth
    • Celebrate freedom and Juneteenth with these books that showcase this day in history and African-American authors.
  • Men's Health
    • June is Men’s health month, and here are a few suggested books to help you work toward a happier and healthier life.
  • Mysteries
    • Celebrate Mystery Month this May with this list of mysteries and thrillers!
  • Myths & Legends
    • Myths and Legends permeate many aspects of the world’s diverse cultures. These selections are merely a small taste of what you may find.
  • National Anti-Boredom Month
    • Stave off the boredom and laugh it up with these humorous books.
  • National Cookbook Month
    • Everyone eats, and whether we are vegan, omnivore, or anything in between, the question of what’s for dinner (or breakfast, or lunch) has been asked. If you’re looking for a new way of eating or just a new way to cook chicken, let one of these cookbooks whet your appetite. 
  • National Kitten Day
    • July 10 is National Kitten Day. Enjoy this list of books that feature kittens being welcomed to your home, starring in mysteries, or just being cute.
  • National Moon Day
    • In celebration of the anniversary of the first manned moon landing explore these recommended reads.
  • National Novel Writing Month
    • November is National Novel Writing Month, but of course you can start your novel anytime of the year. These books offer tips which may help guide you through the process.
  • Native American Heritage Month
    • Native American Heritage Month began as American Indian Week in 1986, and in 1990 became National American Indian Heritage Month. The observance was renamed Native American Heritage Month in 2009. November was chosen to coincide with the traditional end of harvest season. Here are some materials to learn about their culture, heritage, and history.
  • National Relaxation Day
    • Be sure to take some time for relaxation. These books, DVDs, and music selections may help you along the way.
  • Navigating Education
    • Has your experience with virtual learning caused you to seek alternatives to public education? Do you want to know how to survive virtual learning? Check out these books!
  • Neil Gaiman
    • Neil Gaiman has written novels and graphic novels, mostly in the fantasy genre, for a wide range of audiences, from children to adults. Celebrate his birthday this month with these suggested titles.
  • Paperback Book Day
    • July 30 is National Paperback Book Day. Read or listen to one of these notable books that were published in paperback.
  • Pride Month
    • Every single reader deserves a book where they can see a reflection of themselves, regardless of race, sexuality, creed and many other factors
  • Read a Romance
    • Don’t wait for Valentine’s Day to celebrate love – August is Read a Romance Month. Discover a new author with one of our new releases!
  • Spider-Man Day
    • In honor of Spider-Man Day get caught in the web of these noteworthy collected editions (and a couple of novels)
  • Spooky Reads
    • Take a look or a listen at one of these spooky reads this Halloween season!
  • Sports Books
    • Get your sports fix with this recommended list of books and movies!
  • Suffrage and Women's Equality
    • We observe the anniversary of women’s suffrage and equality in August. One hundred years ago was the first national election in which women could vote. See what it took to get there, and how women continued to make strides in the next hundred years in the fight for equal rights.
  • Thanksgiving/Family Holiday Cooking
    • The holiday season is about to begin, and that means it’s time for everything from family favorites to once-a-year treats to “I saw it in a cookbook”. Use one of our cookbooks to find a new twist on an old recipe or plan a complete gathering. 
  • Video Game Day
      • Your library has many video games available for checkout. Check the online catalog or call us to place a hold, or stop in through the week during lobby hours. When you are ready for a break from gaming, here are some suggested books for National Video Game Day.
    • Women's History Month
      • Have a look at these books that explores Women’s History from various perspectives. 
    • Wonder Women
      • September is Library Card Sign up Month, so sign up so you can check out these Wonder Women!
    • World Kindness Day
      • Celebrate World Kindness Day, November 13, 2020 “Sometimes it takes only one act of kindness and caring to change a person’s life.” – Jackie Chan

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