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Books & Authors
The reader's go-to site for book suggestions, titles, biographies
Sign-up with your email to receive newsletters featuring programs and new items
at the library. Newsletters include The Library Connection, new DVD's and
audiobooks, upcoming book discussions, staff picks and more.
Online resource about fiction for all ages. Search by author, title, subject, series, genre, plot and more. Browse booklists, author read-alikes, and book awards. Includes book discussion guides.
Email Book Clubs
Join our Email Book Clubs and every weekday morning, we’ll email you a portion of a book that takes about five minutes to read. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Literature Resource Center
Information on novelists, poets, essayists, journalists, and other writers.
About The Author
Library Reader Services
Provides essays on the lives and works of authors and illustrators of books for
and young adults.
Book Club in a Bag
The library offers a quick and easy way to hold a book discussion group: Book Club in a Bag. Each kit contains ten copies of a popular book and information about the author and book, including some discussion questions, all packaged into a sturdy zipper bag for you to carry.
Book Express List
List of current books in our Book Express collection of best-selling titles.
Browse the many lists compiled by librarians for the audio-book, fiction and
Books and Bites: Book Discussion
List of books discussed or due for discussion by the Books and Bites book discussion. Join us on the third Thursday of the month from 7-8 pm in
Conference Room A.
Books Coming Soon
Want to see what
new titles are due out in the coming months? Discover which authors will be
releasing their new books soon. The titles have a link into the Library Catalog
that will allow you to place a hold.
New in the Catalog
Wondering what new books the library will be getting?
See a complete list of items ordered this week. Many of these items can be
reserved by clicking on the title. The library will notify you when items are
here and available for checkout.
Recommended by Our Staff
Want to see the books that the library staff has read and enjoyed? You can sign
up to have the list sent to your email when updated by
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Reader Web Links
Please Note: The following links are supplied for informational purposes only and are not supported or endorsed by the
Grace A. Dow Memorial Library or the City of Midland.
All About Romance
"The back fence for lovers of romance novels." Reviews include sensuality
ratings and historical time period. The site contains author read-a-likes,
discussion board, reader polls, and more.
Best Seller Lists
View the New York Times bestsellers, as well as other booklists of interest. The lists connects to the library catalog so you can see if the library has them available.
Find award winning books to read.
The practice of leaving a book in a public place to be picked up and read by
others, who then do likewise.
Fiction L is an electronic mailing list devoted to reader's advisory topics. Here is a list of their
List your books and connect to other readers. Also includes reviews, book
discussions, and ways to obtain a title.
Guide to many online booklists on a wide variety of subjects.
Movies Based on the Book
Find the name of the book that a movie is based on. You can search by year,
movie or book title.
Overbooked All Stars
Titles which received three or more starred reviews from major review sources.
You're Killing Me
"A website to die for... if you love Mysteries." View authors and series
information as well as character job list, awards and readalikes.
Kent District Library's resource will tell you the order of books in a series. Search by author, title or series.
Nebraska Library Commission also has a
Web Sites for Book Lovers
Morton Grove Public Library's long list of web pages of interest to readers.
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