Recommendations

Tailored Tiles helps you discover your next favorite read. We curate a selection of titles from our collection and prepare a single, monthly, or quarterly pickup for you. It's easy to sign up. Just fill out our questionnaire and let our experts put together a bundle of books for your reading pleasure. Sign up today!

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        Are you looking for a few good books to read? Sign up for our e-newsletters and get great book suggestions by email. We’ll deliver reading lists right to your inbox along with new gems, bestsellers, and related titles. You’ll also be able to check immediately whether the items are available at Avon Lake Public Library or if you need to place a hold. To preview a newsletter before signing up, click on the name of the newsletter.

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The Children’s Department staff loves to put together bundles of books for any age reader or listener!  These bundles can be picked up through our Curbside Service or at the Holds Window.  To request a bundle, call the department at 933-8917 or use one of the online forms below.

I Just Need Some Books! Fill out the form to give us some basic info, then come pick up a bag of books, videos, or other materials.

DIY Story Time Bags Each bag includes 5-7 great picture books to read aloud and a handout with suggestions for music, extension activities, and craft suggestions that you can do at home.  Choose a theme on the form.

Themed Bundles 5-10 books for beginning readers or chapter books based on some of our favorite themes.  Choose a theme on the form.

Family Read Alouds Each book includes a reading & activity guide to help make the book more fun and meaningful.  Choose a title on the form.

 

Patron Picks

ADULT

Novelist Plus 
Recommended reading lists, author read-alikes, book discussion guides, award winners. May require library card to use outside of the Library.

Fantastic Fiction 
Author bibliographies, book information, listings of author titles and series.

GoodReads 
Book recommendations, book clubs, trivia, and quotes. You can also keep track of what you read.

LibraryThing 
A free website to catalog the books you are reading and link you to other readers who like comparable books.

Fiction_L
An electronic mailing list devoted to reader's advisory topics such as book discussions, booktalks, collection development issues, booklists and bibliographies, and a wide variety of other topics of interest to librarians, book discussion leaders, and others with an interest in reader's advisory.

CHILDREN

Accelerated Reader 
Accelerated Reader measures help teachers and parents manage children's reading practice at an appropriate level of difficulty and provides online multiple choice comprehension test at schools.

Caldecott Medal Books
The Caldecott Medal is awarded annually to the illustrator of the most distinguished American picture book for children.

Newbery Medal Books
The Newbery Medal is awarded annually to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

NextReads
Newsletters for children’s books.

NoveList K-8
Recommended book lists in different genres.

Juvenile Series and Sequels
Alphabetical list of children’s fiction books in chronological order for each series.

Patron Picks

TEEN

Lexile 
Lexile measures help a reader find books and articles at an appropriate level of difficulty and determine how well that reader will likely comprehend a text.

NextReads 
Newsletters for Teen books.

NoveList K-­8 
Fiction and nonfiction titles chosen to support the school curriculum and the pleasure-reading needs of students.

Teenreads.com
Reviews new releases of young adult fiction.

START YOUR OWN BOOK CLUB: INFORMATION AND RESOURCES

Book Discussion Sets – Multiple copies of “discussable” books you and your group can check out for six (6) weeks at a time.

Reading Group Center  Vintage Books & Anchor Books site features a host of reading guides, author events, tips for building a better book group, discussion boards, and more.

Book Club Resources Simon & Schuster’s site has reading guides, new releases, and award winners, as well as message boards for discussions about authors, titles, and series.

Random House Reader’s Circle  Random House offers an e-newsletter, author chats, book club picks, and discussion questions.