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Recommendations & Grab Bags

The Library has three ways for you to get books and movies while access to our collections is limited:

  1. To help you find that next great read when you just are not sure what you want, we offer an online recommended reading service.
  2. To help you find that next great movie, we offer an online recommended viewing service.
  3. If you have young children and just need books quickly, we suggest grab bags featuring board books, picture books, and easy readers.

Use the online forms to tell us more about what you need and our expert staff will help!

Personalized Reading & Viewing Lists

Are you looking for books or movies for you and your family but don't have any idea where to start? Let us provide you with personalized lists. Answer a few basic questions to help us get started. After we receive your request, our expert staff will contact you to gather more information about your reading preferences to help craft this recommendation list just for you. What you do with the list will be up to you. Place holds on the items of interest, ask staff to place holds for you to be sent to your preferred Library location, or file the list for future reference.

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Reading Lists

You can ask for a reading list focused on:

  • Children's chapter or nonfiction books
  • Teen books
  • Adult fiction
  • Adult nonfiction
Submit a Personalized Reading List Request
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Viewing Lists

You can ask for a viewing list based on:

  • film age
  • MPAA rating
  • age of primary audience
  • preferred topic
Submit a Personalized Viewing List Request
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Early Literacy Grab Bag

Are you looking for books for your youngest readers but do not have any idea where to start? Do you just need any five picture books about animals to get your child through the next few days? Let us do the work for you! Fill out this form and we will pick materials for you to explore. Grab bags feature:

  • Board books
  • Picture books
  • Easy readers

For chapter books, use the Personalized Reading List form.

Grab bags are a hold-based service. Every item selected is subject to a $0.25 hold fee.

Submit a Grab Bag Request
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