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Reading recommendations

We offer several online tools to help you choose what to read next. (Of course, you can also always ask a librarian at your favorite library location for recommendations.)

My Next 5

Get personalized reading recommendations from Durham County Library staff. Fill out the online form to tell us a little about what genres, books, and authors you like (or dislike). A librarian will review your info and reply within three days with a list of the next five books you should read!

NoveList Plus

Discover new books with this comprehensive database of books for all ages. It includes recommendations, articles, and lists for your fiction and nonfiction needs. You’ll need your library card number to log in if you’re not in a library building. More about NoveList >>

Reading recommendation emails

Subscribe to one of our email newsletters to have reading recommendations delivered right to your inbox. Choose from topics like the weekly New York Times bestseller list, graphic novels, armchair traveler reads, and so much more. Each newsletter comes with links directly to the library’s catalog, so you can easily place holds on items that interest you.

More reading recommendations

Upcoming book programs

Author of the Month Challenge

Saturday, May 28, 2022 • All day

Main Library

Every month an Author is selected to serve as “Author of the Month.”  The challenge is to read 10 books (at home or during your visit) from the author’s series to win a prize from the library’s treasure chest! A...

Ages: Elementary School, Kindergarten, Pre-School, Toddler

Graphic Book Club: Euro-Comics

Saturday, May 28, 2022 • 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Virtual

Are you a fan of comic books or graphic novels? Join us on ZOOM for this month's meeting of Durham County Library's Graphic Book Club....

Ages: Adult, Emerging Adult: 18-24 Year Olds, High School, Senior Citizen

Author of the Month Challenge

Sunday, May 29, 2022 • All day

Main Library

Every month an Author is selected to serve as “Author of the Month.”  The challenge is to read 10 books (at home or during your visit) from the author’s series to win a prize from the library’s treasure chest! A...

Ages: Elementary School, Kindergarten, Pre-School, Toddler

Author of the Month Challenge

Monday, May 30, 2022 • All day

Main Library

Every month an Author is selected to serve as “Author of the Month.”  The challenge is to read 10 books (at home or during your visit) from the author’s series to win a prize from the library’s treasure chest! A...

Ages: Elementary School, Kindergarten, Pre-School, Toddler

Author of the Month Challenge

Tuesday, May 31, 2022 • All day

Main Library

Every month an Author is selected to serve as “Author of the Month.”  The challenge is to read 10 books (at home or during your visit) from the author’s series to win a prize from the library’s treasure chest! A...

Ages: Elementary School, Kindergarten, Pre-School, Toddler

Author of the Month Challenge

Wednesday, June 01, 2022 • All day

Main Library

Every month an Author is selected to serve as “Author of the Month.”  The challenge is to read 10 books (at home or during your visit) from the author’s series to win a prize from the library’s treasure chest! A...

Ages: Elementary School, Kindergarten, Pre-School, Toddler

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