Monthly Reading Challenge
We have a fresh new Reading Challenge in 2023. Stop by the Information Desk to pick up a new flyer and sign-up treats. For May, read any book that relates to mental health in some way, and submit a raffle entry at the Information Desk or online. You may win our monthly prize! For additional information, contact the Adult Services Desk at 708.926.7024.
Saturday Book Socials
Our next Book Social will be Saturday, June 10 at 1 pm. Join us to share about favorite books and shows, or just listen and gather a list for your summer entertainment. After our discussion and light refreshments, there will be an optional movie. Please register: 708.926.7024.
Book Suggestions in the SWAN Catalog
Looking for book recommendations for the Reading Challenge or Book Social? Our Aspen Catalog features topical displays of book covers, along with newer materials.
Book Series Information
Looking for the next book in your series, so you can read them in order? Here are some of our favorite sites:
Fantastic Fiction - comprehensive list of fiction authors' works, including stand-alone works and future releases
KDL What's Next Database - a site created by Kent District Librarians, with filters for genres
See also NoveList Plus Reader's Advisory (below)
Colleen Hoover Read-Alikes
Colleen Hoover is currently a very popular author of domestic fiction: here's a list of authors who are similar.
Online Sources of Information
NoveList Plus Readers Advisory: Your Guide to Fiction (database)
Scroll down to Novelist on the library's Research Database webpage.
SWAN Library Catalog Options:
-SWAN Catalog (Aspen)
-SWAN Libraries App for mobile devices
Social Media Sites for Readers
Librarything.com or goodreads.com -- Keep an online record of your reading, read other people's reviews, and more!