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Reading Lists & Grab Bags

People reading books

The Library has two new ways for you to get books and other materials 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 are offering an online recommended reading service.
  2. For customers with young children who quickly need books, we are offering 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 Lists

Are you looking for books for you and your family but don't have any idea where to start? Let us provide you with a personalized recommended reading list. You can ask for a list focused on:

  • Children's chapter or nonfiction books
  • Teen books
  • Adult fiction
  • Adult nonfiction

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 personalize this recommendation list just for you.

What you do with this 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.

Submit a Personalized Reading List Request

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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