Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Summer Reading Lists

Whether you're looking for a light beach read, something to log for your summer reading goal, or want to get a jump start on your school's summer reading assignment, the library's Web site has a variety of book lists for school-age children and adults. Highlights include:
  • Book Lists & Bibliographies - For adults, young adults and childrens, these lists are prepared by library staff and cover a varitey of topics/genres.

  • New to the Collection - Lists showing the latest items added to the library's collection. These are updated monthly.

  • This Week's Top Choices - The library subscribes to the Wowbrary service, which lists the latest titles, including reviews and the ability to quickly place a hold. To get a jump on popular titles, sign up for the weekly newsletter.

  • Summer Reading Lists - We've aggregated the summer reading assignments from local area schools (when the school makes available online).

  • Best Sellers - Updated weekly, click on the titles on the New York Times and Washington Post lists so you can place a hold.

  • Kiddosphere - This blog, maintained by FCPL Youth Services supervisor Jennifer Schultz, provides reviews of books, videos and CDs for children, tweens and young adults. You can subscribe by e-mail, making it easy to keep up with new titles.

  • On the Internet, you'll find a wealth of Web sites that provide suggested reading for children, including the BookHive,, Reading Rockets and Reading is Fundamental (RIF), to name just a few.

The library also has a number of printed bibliographies and book lists for all ages, including best books for beginning readers, books for horse lovers and read-alikes. If you visit the library in-person, be sure to ask your friendly youth services librarian for recommended reads.

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