The library will be closed on Monday, April 15th in observance of Patriots Day. Normal operations will resume at all temporary locations on Tuesday, April 16th.
The library's temporary locations are at the Beech Street Center and the E.C. Benton Library. For more information, including hours of operation, please click here.

Reader’s Corner

Library Book Groups, Programs and Kits

Whether you want to participate in a lively discussion of recent fiction, or sit back and listen to an author read from his or her latest book, we have a program for you. Already part of a book club? We have Book Club Kits that provide an instant book club in a bag – just add people! Or if you are looking for a recommendation for the next book to discuss in your group, check out what other groups have done in our Book Club Reading Lists. Read more about these programs…


Wowbrary helps you discover the latest books, magazines, DVDs and CDs at the library, and allows you to place holds. Sign up for Wowbrary’s newsletter to receive a weekly email with what’s new. Learn more about Wowbrary in this how-to video.


Find new books from all genres with featured recommendations from BookPage. Want to get regular updates via email? Sign up for BookPage newsletters in your favorite genres. You can also read the latest digital issues of BookPage!

Staff Picks

Here are recommendations from your library staff on popular topics in fiction and nonfiction. See our Teen page and Children’s page for recommendations for these age groups.

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NoveList assists fiction readers in finding new authors and titles.  NoveList allows readers to use a favorite author or title, as a way to locate other authors and titles of interest.  Readers can also enter words that describe the contents of a book they would like to read, and NoveList retrieves titles that contain these words in the book’s subject headings field.  In addition, users can browse over 1,200 theme-oriented book lists, 150 award lists and 1,000 fiction related web-sites.  NoveList contains materials for all ages including picture books, children’s “chapter” books, young adult titles and books for adult readers. Updated quarterly, the NoveList database integrates information from a variety of sources.

Click here to explore NoveList…

Online Reader Resources

Dazzle your book group with tidbits about the author and reviews.  See our Newspapers Subject Guide to search The New York Times and other newspapersUse our Literature Subject Guide for research on literary topics, including the BHS senior thesis and other literature-related homework.

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