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!
Resources for Readers
Use your Helen Plum Library card to borrow eBooks and audiobooks anytime, anywhere. Download materials from the app, website, or directly from our catalog.
Enjoy audiobooks and eBooks from Helen Plum Library with a single tap!
An online literacy tool that pairs classic video storybooks with related nonfiction eBooks for children ages 3 to 9.
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.
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.
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.
Help for younger readers to find books that fit their reading level and interests. Adults can also find tools to teach with books and engage young readers.
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)