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Information to help you find a book to read.

Looking for Book Suggestions?


Spend some time browsing the links on the left to find suggestions for a good book to read.  We enjoy reading just as much as you do and we'd love to talk to you about books. Stop into the library to see our displays of featured books,  talk to a librarian about what you're reading, or get ideas on what to read next.

  • Use the Purchase Suggestion form to suggest a book for purchase.
  • Call (792-4108) or e-mail ( the library to place a hold on a book.
  • Tell us what you thought of a book by submitting a Book Talk form.
  • Find your next favorite book by clicking here for Book Suggestions.


Check for Reading Advice and see what we are reading at our Goodreads account!


Looking for a Read-Alike? A series? Or similar Authors?


Try NoveList!


Click the Icon above to access our Catalog!

Next log in with your library card barcode (no spaces),

then click on Knowledge Portal, and Reference Databases.

You can access NoveList from anywhere with your Library Card!



The love of learning, the sequestered nooks,
And all the sweet serenity of books.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)
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Tuesday       10am-8pm
Wednesday   10am-8pm
Thursday      10am-8pm
Friday          10am-6pm
Saturday      10am-2pm
Sunday        Closed


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