What to Read Next

How Can I Get Book Recommendations?

Our team of expert librarians is ready with a variety of ways to help find your next favorite book! If you need help locating a specific title, please see our Can’t Find It page.

Recommendations in Your Inbox

Book recommendations in the genres of your choice, regularly delivered straight to your inbox! Popular lists are featured below with more available on the sign-up page.


Looking for help finding your next favorite book? The Library offers custom reading lists created by expert Librarians based on your preferences!

Fiction A-Z

Popular Nonfiction

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Resources for Readers

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Instantly borrow movies, music, audiobooks, eBooks, comics, and TV shows to enjoy on your devices immediately or download content to view offline! No holds, no waiting.

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The one-tap reading app to access our OverDrive collection, use the Libby app to check out audiobooks, eBooks, and magazines from Helen Plum Library on your phone or tablet.

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Award Winners

Readers’ Choice Awards

The Illinois Young Readers’ Choice Awards are titles selected by teachers and librarians each year. The Helen Plum Library offers many copies of each of these titles with voting for favorites in February.

Monarch 2023 (K–Grade 3)

Bluestem 2023 (Grades 3–5)

Caudill 2023 (Grades 4–8)

Lincoln 2023 (High School)