Over 1 million books are published in the United States every year (and the number keeps climbing). Choosing which of those books you're going to read can be anything but simple.
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To help you, we’ve gathered some resources aimed at guiding readers & book clubs to their next favorite book.
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Need a little help deciding on what your next read is going to be? With over 150,000 fiction titles, and more than 4,000 custom created articles and lists (subject guides, award winners, Readalikes, etc.), NoveList can help connect you with great reads.NoveList Plus Your one-stop shop for everything non-fiction and fiction (for NPL library card holders only).
You can listen to your NPL and MVLC audio books many different ways. We offer audio books on CD, Playaways (MP3 players with a preloaded audio book title), and access to Overdrive, a collection of digitally downloadable audio books for your PC, Mac, or mobile device. Use the online catalog to see the NPL and MVLC collection of audio books. Use Overdrive just like a regular library – if a book is available, you can check it out and download it from home.
Download free ebooks from the Overdrive digital collection to your computer or mobile device. Use your MVLC card to borrow additional titles from libraries across the state.
**Due to current public health concerns and library space restrictions, many of the NPL book groups are going virtual. Please check out events calendar for virtual meeting opportunities for book groups and contact us with questions.**
The Library’s fiction book club for adults meets one Thursday evening at 7:00pm each month and welcomes new members. Meeting dates and book selections can be found on our event calendar. Contact our Reference staff for help requesting titles.
The nonfiction book club for adults meets one Wednesday evening at 7:00pm each month and new members are always welcome. Meeting dates and book selections can be found on our event calendar. Please contact our Reference staff for help requesting any of the titles.
The Retired Readers Book Group invites you to join our monthly book discussion for retired readers to chat about books on a variety of themes, including classics, contemporary and popular fiction, and even a little nonfiction. A general interest reading group for the young at heart! This group meets on the second Wednesday each month, from 2:00-3:00 pm. VIRTUAL meetings via Zoom will begin October 2020. Please contact the Reference Department to inquire about selections and participation: 978 465-4428 x242, or visit our event calendar for details.
Books clubs have special needs. We need to know our books are discussable. We need to know our club choices won’t tank. We need to know more. Well, here’s more. These resources were selected for their uniqueness, thoughtful features, and in some cases, rank popularity. Go forth and book club.Book Browse Reading guide questions and more.