Genre Picks

YA Book Award Winners & Staff Picks

Did you know that we have a great selection of Young Adult books?  Did you also know that lots of adults read YA too? This ever-changing collection has tons of great reads!  If you’re looking for somewhere to start, we recommend checking out our YA Staff Pick Bookmarks (there are […]


Best Books of 2014

It’s the end of the year, which means there are tons and tons of “Best Book” list variations coming out for 2014.  You’ve probably heard of some of the top picks this year like Station Eleven, Everything I Never Told You, All The Light I Cannot See, Redeployment… but it is hard to keep […]


The Judi Dench Challenge

Dame Judi Dench learns a poem or new word every day to keep her mind active.   Neuroscience shows that reading stimulates the brain and creates empathy in readers.  We challenge you to take what we’re calling the Judi Dench Challenge: read a new poem or book this week and […]


Staff Pick of the Week, Spooky Edition: Joe Hill

This October, our Staff Picks of the Week are all about spooktacular horror. We have 4 new Spooky Staff Pick Bookmarks for you, available at the Circulation desk all month long to keep you in the Halloween spirit. This week’s staff pick is anything by Joe Hill. Some recommendations of his work for […]


All Hallows Read! … Wait, what?

Have you heard of All Hallows Read?  Started by Neil Gaiman (author of The Graveyard Book, Coraline, Stardust, Neverwhere, The Ocean at the End of the Lane and many more), it is the new literary Halloween tradition to give someone a scary book.  We love this idea, but also think […]