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Need some fresh reads in your life? Our librarians will reply back with a personalized list of reading suggestions for adults, teens, or kids within 3-5 business days.

Adult and Teen    Youth

For Kids

Staff Picks

Best of 2020: Youth Services Staff Picks

Best of 2020 Printable Reading List

Readers' Choice Awards

These are the titles that have been nominated for awards in 2022.

Monarch Award Nominees
Illinois Grades K-3 Readers' Choice Award
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Bluestem Award Nominees
Illinois Grades 3-5 Readers' Choice Award
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Rebecca Caudill Award Nominees
Illinois Grades 4-8 Readers' Choice Award
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Banned and Challenged Books

Preschool Age

School Age

Teens

Lincoln Award Nominees
Illinois Grades 9-12 Readers’ Choice Award
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Recommended Reading
Junior High Recommended Reading
High School Recommended Reading