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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 each month – and you can click through to put items on hold directly in our catalog. You can get these sent directly to your email every month in our email newsletter.


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Floyd Cooper, "an award-winning illustrator and author of children's books whose mission to offer candid and positive images of Black history included subjects ranging from Frederick Douglass and the civil rights movement to Venus and Serena Williams," died July 16. Get books written and/or illustrated by him at you local library. #SCLRecs ...

Because of systemic racism, Black, Indigenous, and People of Color do not have equal access to mental health care in the United States. In addition, racism causes BIPOC people to experience extra stress in every area of life, including employment, housing, criminal justice, and education. Learn more about the effects of racism on mental health by reading these books, available through curbside pickup.#SCLRecs ...

Kids love ice cream! Chill out on a hot day by reading how ice cream is made or even making some at home! #NationalIceCreamDay #IceCream #YouScreamIScream #EndlessSummer #SCLRecs ...

🐍 It's World Snake Day! 🐍 Learn about the snek by picking up a book or video at your local library!
#SCLRecs #WorldSnakeDay #SnakeDay #SnekDay #Snek #Sneks
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Love Olivia Rodrigo and wallowing in the heartbreak? Check out these books, perfect for her fans! #SCLRecs #oliviarodrigo ...

People can feel grief over the loss of a person, a pet, a way of life, or a part of their identity. Learn more about grief and how to cope with it from these books - click the link to see the full list, and request online or at your local library location. https://tinyurl.com/SCLgrief or book list link in bio
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Bring on the barbecue! Make the most of summer with some new outdoor cooking ideas - get them at the library! #SCLRecs #GrillingMonth #NationalGrillingMonth #NatlGrillingMonth ...

Love Marvel's Loki? Check out these readalikes at the library!
#SCLRecs #Loki #LokiSeries
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It's World UFO Day! There's been a LOT of talk about UFO's lately - get the scoop at the library! See a selection of books and movies in our catalog - just click to put on hold with your library card! https://tinyurl.com/SCLufolist or see book list link in bio.
#WordlUFODay #UFODay #SCLRecs #UFOs #UFO
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Today would have been the 60th birthday of Diana, Princess of Wales. Get some books or videos about her life and impact from your local library.⠀
#SCLRecs #PrincessDiana #DianaSpencer
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Book Groups


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Romance Book Club

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

Books & Brew Book Club

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

Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group

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

What’s Cooking Cookbook Club at Central Library

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

Any Book Club

Any Book Club (ABC)

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

U.S. History Book and Media Discussion Group at Sixteen Acres

Members are encouraged to share any conversation-provoking history books that they are reading with the group. | Adults