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Books & Reading

  • Try NoveList!  Find books or authors similar to ones you like or learn more about a favorite author. Search for books for children, teens & adults. For NoveList help, visit the NoveList Support Center
  • Another good resource for finding your next book is FantasticFiction. Find out what book comes next in a series, or what new book your favorite author is about to publish!
  • Learn about our digital book collections
  • Want to know what new books, DVDs, and CDs the library has recently purchased? Sign up for a free weekly email of our latest books, ebooks, movies, and music. See and request our new purchases on our Wowbrary page or print out our monthly New Adult Title Lists.
  • If you want to keep up on a favorite genre, sign up for a Novelist Newsletter. You'll get a regular email with new and backlist book suggestions.
  • Look for the Your Next Read display near the computers.
  • Book Discussions

    Book clubs are a great way to share the joys of reading, as well as keep up with trends on the latest books and broaden one's tastes - not to mention enjoy the companionship of fellow readers. We have a number of book discussions that you can join. Or we can provide advice to help make your own club run more smoothly. To find out what book clubs and book discussion groups are going on at your library this month, check our online calendar

    Book Discussions in the Community

    Looking for a good book to discuss at your own book club? The New Hampshire Library Community is pleased to announce its READS-TO-GO Book Club Kits. These Kits include 15 copies of a discussable book, discussion questions, author biographies, and information on starting and keeping a book club energized. Check out the READS-To-Go Website to see what books are available and then contact Gail Zachariah at 603-352-0157 for assistance. You may want to consider selecting one of these books for your next book discussion.

    Great Books Discussion

    This group meets at the Keene Public Library at 6:30 p.m. one Thursday a month, late August/September through early June. Using a method of collaborative, question-driven discussion, members enjoy the opportunity to reflect on their own lives and convictions in light of ideas from major thinkers. Check our Great Books web page for dates and readings. 

    Online Book Discussions

    Read the latest books in your email with our Online Book Clubs.

    Tools & Resources for Book Discussions:

    ALA Quick Start Guide for book groups

    Book Group Buzz, part of The Booklist Reader, with entries in such categories as author sites, reading guides, suggestions of good books for book club reads, and news.

    Reading Group Guides

    Ten Tips for Starting & Running a Successful Book Club

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