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Finding a great book to read can be challenging and fun at the same time. By trying out different genres and writing styles you're likely to discover fantastic gems, which can bring excitement and anticipation of the unknown possibilities. Okay, not always. Sometimes you're not going to like what you find, but there's always hope, right? It's like trying new foods. Sometimes you discover an amazing new dish you absolutely love. Other times, the meal is just - eh. C'est la vie! So, why not just stick with what you already know you like? Of course, you could, nothing wrong with that. However, you may miss out on some pretty interesting discoveries.
How do librarians find good books to read?
That's a question we get all the time. And the answer varies depending on who you ask. At the same time, it keeps things interesting. After all, we all like different things and therefore bring a wide variety of perspectives to the work we do every single day. Personally, I really love to delve into the recommendations on a variety of blogs and websites, because you never know what you'll find. And most librarians will tell you colleagues and even customers are a great source of inspiration. Sharing ideas is what makes librarianship so awesome.
Blogs / Websites
Book lovers will love these go-to resources ...
Find additional resources and tips in our How to Find a Good Book to Read blog post.
Databases / Digital Resources
Whether you love to read books, magazines, comics or listen to audiobooks - the Library offers a ton of digital options.
Here are a handful you're sure to enjoy:
Find book lists, reviews, read-alikes, book discussion guides and so much more. And now, our catalog displays read-alikes (powered by Novelist) right in the catalog record.
Explore eBooks, comics, audiobooks, television and movies.
Great books to listen to during your commute (or anytime):
Watch these great stories with your kids:
Offering up eBooks, audiobooks and videos - this is a great option if you can't make it to the Library.
Short story collections to read on your lunch hour:
The narrated children's books (aka: OverDrive Read) are very entertaining. It's a go-to resource for my family when we run out of books to read (one more story).
Five books your kids will adore:
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