Reader Guides

Library Book Club 


The Library Book Club will meet on Wednesday, December 5th, at 6:00 pm, in the Jim Neu Room to discuss The Christmas Star by Donna VanLiere.   

The Library Book Club is a non-profit organization with a goal to provide a relaxed atmosphere for adults to discuss topics and books of interest. Everyone who loves reading and books is welcome to participate.              





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In NoveList Plus, you’ll find Fiction and nonfiction titles for all ages, Expert reading recommendations from professional librarians, Read-alikes for every title, author, and series Book Discussion Guides.


In NoveList K-8Plus you'll find fiction and nonfiction titles for children and teens.  Expert reading recommendations from librarians and school media specialists.  Connections to curriculum requirements for reading, listening, and writing. Read-alikes for every title, author, and series. BookTalks, and Premade lists for young readers (Recommended Reads) and for teachers (Grab and Go Book Lists) Teaching with Books section.


TumbleBooks is an online collecton of animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. is a free public service developed to teach children to read with phonics. Their systematic phonics approach, in conjunction with phonemic awareness practice, is perfect for preschool, kindergarten, first grade, second grade, special education, homeschool, and English language development.


StorylineStoryline Online is a collection of video recordings of children's stories being read by notable actors and actresses. Each video has a short introduction by the actor before transitioning to the reading of the story. Children can follow along with the pictures and words of each story.



Free eBooks to Read Online:

Amazon Kindle Free Classics

Google Books
Internet Archive Text Archive
Ebscohost eBooks
Online Books Page
Page by Page Books
Project Gutenberg

Find Used Books Online:

ABE Books 
Better World Books
Powell's Books
Book Sale Finder Indiana

Book Reviews & Suggested Reading


Thoughtful book reviews, compelling features, in-depth author profiles and interviews, excerpts of the hottest new releases, literary games and contests, and more every week. 

Book Browse

Hundreds of free book discussion guides, organized by author and genre. 

Book Movement

The Online Network of Reading Groups and Authors complete with Reading Group Guides, Book Suggestions and Book Discussion Forums.

Book Page

BookPage is a monthly book review publication. BookPage serves as a broad-based selection guide to the best new books published every month. The tone is upbeat and literate, focusing on bestsellers as well as new discoveries. All of the content from the print edition is posted on each month.

California Literary Review

CLR was founded January 1, 2004 in Carlsbad, California. Their goal is to be the #1 source on the web for insightful, irreverent book reviews, thought provoking essays, and interviews with talented authors. 

Good Reads

Goodreads is the largest site for readers and book recommendations in the world. Loved by avid and casual readers alike, Goodreads has more than 12 million members who have added more than 410 million books to their shelves. Goodreads users can find their next favorite book, see what their friends are reading, keep track of what want to read and have read, form book clubs and much more.

Indiana Authors Award

The Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award was established when the Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library Foundation received a generous grant from The Glick Fund, a fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation. This program seeks to recognize the contributions of Indiana authors to the literary landscape in Indiana and across the nation.

The Award categories are:

National Author - $10,000 prize: A writer with Indiana ties, but whose work is known and read throughout the country. The national author will be evaluated on their entire body of work.

Regional Author - $7,500 prize: A writer who is well known and respected throughout the State of Indiana. The regional author will be evaluated on their entire body of work.

Emerging Author - $5,000 prize: A writer with only one published book. The emerging author will be evaluated on their single published work.

In addition to a cash prize, each author’s Indiana hometown public library will receive a grant of $2,500 from the Library Foundation.

From start to finish, the Indiana Authors Award invites participation from people around the state beginning with the nomination process, and continuing throughout the year with outreach to organizations serving readers and writers, an interactive Web site, public programs, and more.


Lit Lovers

LitLovers is dedicated to books and book clubs—because both enrich our lives. They've got great resources to enhance your book club experience. Whether you're selecting books, or thinking & talking about them, LitLovers is the place to come.

What can you do on LitLovers? A lot! Find a book. Find a review. Find a discussion guide. Take a course. Whip up a recipe (to match your book, of course)! Want to start a book club—for kids or adults? They willl show you how. There's so much to do—and so much fun—you won't want to leave.

Talking Book and Braille Library

The Indiana Talking Book and Braille Library, a division of the Indiana State Library, circulates via mail, audio books and magazines, Braille, large print, and descriptive videos to Indiana residents who cannot use regular print because of a visual or physical disability.  They also provide specialized playback equipment for recorded materials, including a digital talking book player.  To qualify for this free library service, the applicant fills out an application and has it signed by a healthcare professional or librarian. 

Fantastic Fiction

Bibliographies for over 25,000 authors. Information on over 300,000 books. Serials and sequels listed for each author.  Throughout the site, just click on a book to see its cover picture, description and publication details. 


Dedicated to helping you read fiction book series in order. Easily find out which book is next with a custom list based on your favorite series!

Nancy Pearl's Book Lust

A community for people who love books.  Find book reviews by Nancy Pearl, join the Book Lust book club and reading groups and much more. 

Reading Group Choices

Reading Group Choices is an opinionated guide of great books to read and discuss that have been published by independent presses as well as major publishers.

Reading Group Guides

Reading group guides contain discussion questions and background material on the author and subject, as well as suggestions for further reading. Guides are available for many of the most popular books for reading groups.