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.
Resources for Readers
Digital books in nearly 50 World Languages that allow kids to enjoy the magic of books in Languages Other Than English (LOTE). Each book also comes with English translations to help kids learn languages.
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)