Reading Recommendations

Don’t know what to read next? Your Next Great Story is a service designed to connect you with suggested books (ebooks, audiobooks, and print), television shows, and movies based on your preferences. Just fill out a quick form and we will send you a customized list by mail, email, or you can pick it up in person at your local library.

Book lists

Librarians create curated lists on a theme and put them in our newsletter – you can click through to put items on hold directly in our catalog. You can get these sent directly to your email by subscribing to our email newsletter.


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Check out these books about birding, and join us this May-September as a Fish and Wildlife guide takes us along the Riverwalk to observe birds and other flora and fauna!
#SCLrecs #413Birding #413Birds #Birding

The Ezra Jack Keats Award was created to nurture illustrators and writers, early in their careers, who create extraordinary books that reflect our diverse population, the universal experience of childhood and the strength of family and community. Over the years the EJK has succeeded in fostering the early careers of many of our country’s leading children’s book makers. ( Get these from your favorite library! #SCLRecs #EzraJackKeatsAwards ...

For fans of Daisy Jones and the Six - book or series! #SCLRecs #DaisyJonesAndTheSix ...

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with these great stories from your library!
#StPatricksDay #SCLRecs

March is #WomensHistoryMonth! Get these and many more books about amazing women in the library, or on the Libby/Overdrive or hoopla apps, right on your device at home!

"Ian Falconer, who had built a successful career designing opera sets with David Hockney and drawing covers for The New Yorker when he turned a character he had originally created as a Christmas gift for a niece into “Olivia,” a children’s book about a rambunctious piglet that became a publishing sensation, died on Tuesday in Norwalk, Conn. He was 63." [NYT] #SCLRecs #IanFalconer ...

Check out these recommendations for adults, teens, and kids! All these books have a character for whom ADHD, autism, OCD, anxiety, or other forms of neurodivergence are a part of the characters' lives. #SCLRecs ...

Love romance? Check out these new rom-coms! #SCLRecs #RomanceReads ...

Love Black Panther: Wakanda Forever? Check out these books and graphic novels with speculative fiction themes!
#BlackPanther #WakandaForever #SCLRecs

Cold nights and scary stories! Are you Yeti to Read?

Book Groups

Raymond Jordan Senior Center Book Club

Raymond Jordan Senior Center Book Club

Come join us for a fascinating book club at the Raymond Jordan Senior Center! | Adults

Eager Readers Book Club

Eager Readers Book Club

The book group for reading enthusiasts reads mostly contemporary novels, although occasionally historical fiction, adventures, and some non-fiction. | Sixteen Acres | Adults

413 Gourmet Club

413 Gourmet Club

A cooking class meets book club series for those who love to cook at home. Cook together – hands-on and in-person! | Adults

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Romance Book Club – Online

Get your Happily Ever After fix from the Romance Book Club! | Online | Adults

Books & Brew Book Club

Cure your mid-week blues with a lively book discussion. | Adults

Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group

Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group – Online

A traditional book discussion group where everyone reads and discusses the same book. Join us! | Online | Adults

What’s Cooking Cookbook Club – Online

Do you enjoy cooking, or would you like to improve your cooking skills? | Online | Adults

Any Book Club

Any Book Club (ABC)

Join our Any Book Club and share your recent reads. | East Forest Park | Adults