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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 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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A fan of Our Flag Means Death, or just wacky wholesome adventures on the high seas? Check out these reads! #OurFlagMeansDeath #SCLRecs ...

Towel Day is an annual celebration on the 25th of May, as a tribute to the late author Douglas Adams (1952-2001). On that day, fans around the universe carry a towel in his honor. #TowelDay #SCLRecs ...

April 7 is National Beer Day! It marks the day of the Cullen–Harrison Act, which allowed the sale of 4% ABV beer and led to the end of Prohibition. Celebrate responsibly with a pint and/or a book. #SCLRecs ...

Talking about race and racism can be difficult. Sometimes, it's hard to know where to begin. These books offer some guidance for thinking clearly and talking productively about race. Visit your local library to pick one up! #SCLRecs ...

Happy St. Patrick's Day! March is Irish American Heritage Month - get these and more at your favorite library location.
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Pick up these and more at your favorite library location!
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Did you love Encanto? Explore these tales set in our world, filled with magic, unique locations, and intergenerational connections! Ask any librarian for help getting these in your preferred format. #SCLRecs #Encanto ...

Fan of #GildedAge? Try these great books from your library!
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BTS' Namjoon recommends these reads - get them from the library! #BTS #SCLRecs ...

Want to learn more? Get these books and more from your local library.
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Bridgerton Season 2 lands in March, but if you can't wait, try these series with all the drama and romance you love! #Bridgerton #SCLRecs ...

Big fan of 70s/80s slasher films? Try these books for thrills and chills! #HorrorBooks #SCLRecs ...

Book Groups


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! | Sixteen Acres | 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