40 East Simmons Street, Galesburg, Illinois 61401 (309) 343-6118
Finished the last book in a series?
Think you might like to try something different?
Need to find a selection for your book club?
Maybe you are interested in reading non-fiction?
or just plain looking for a GOOD BOOK?
We can help!
Please ask at the Reference Desk if you would like suggestions on what to read next. You can also check the Library Catalog. If the Galesburg Public Library doesn't own a title, you can often request it from another area library. If you are a little shy about using the computer, Reference Staff are happy to help you.Back to Top
If you are a reader of mysteries looking for a new series, check out our list of the first book in almost 500 mystery series!
The library has prepared book lists for various types (genres) of books. Each list includes authors and titles that the library owns. You will find the lists on the shelf endcaps in the adult fiction section. Help yourself!
Do you enjoy doing your own research? The library has a number of helpful "genre" specific guide books in the Reference section. Although these books don't check out, you are welcome to use them in the library. The guide books include thrillers, romance, mysteries, detective and crime fiction, young adult fiction, general fiction, horror, sequels and science fiction, as well as non-fiction. Stop by the Reference Desk to get started.
Don't forget to check out the displays near the Check-Out Desk. The displays often feature books and materials related to a particular theme. These materials are all available for checkout.Back to Top
If you can't make it to the library, here are some helpful and easy to use websites we have assembled to help you find that next great book!
Books and series for over 30,000 authors.
Database maintained by the Kent District Library to help you find the next book in a series.
Book reviews written by Galesburg Public Library staff and readers.
Social networking site with book reviews and recommendations.
Site designed to get boys reading. Includes recommendations and reviews.
Includes reading lists, genre lists and behind the book information. Selecting "Reading Lists" will bring up "If you Liked Lists..." (For example, "If you like Dan Brown, try these authors.")
Site includes recommendations, reviews and excerpts of current fiction and nonfiction books.
Recommendations for fiction and non-fiction reads organized by geographic areas.
Includes a wide variety of information including reviews, updates on paperbacks and bestsellers and author bibliographies and information.
A web site for ravenous readers, Overbooked specializes in providing timely information about literary and genre fiction as well as readable nonfiction.
Given advance notice the library may be able to interlibrary loan your book club selections. Contact the Reference Desk at 309-343-6118 or stop by during library hours for additional information.
Your turn to lead the discussion? ReadingGroupGuides.com is a helpful resource.
Looking for a book club? Consider joining one of the library's book clubs. Click here for more information.
Or start your own book club using the library's book club kits. Each kit contains 6 to 24 copies of a book and a set of discussion questions. One member of a club can check out the kit, distribute books to the club members, collect the books after discussion, and return the kit to the library. This is an easy way for a book club to find enough copies of a book for everyone in the club. The kits check out for six weeks. Click here to see a list of the titles and here for a list of the discussion questions. Additional titles will be added if the kits are popular. If you have questions about the kits, would like help starting a book club, or would like to suggest a title to be added, please contact the Reference Department at email@example.com or 309-343-6118.
Have a question? When the library is open, you can call us at 309-343-6118. At any time, you can send an email or text message to firstname.lastname@example.org. If we're open, we will get back to you as soon as possible; if we are not open, we'll get back to you once we are. Click here to see our hours (and please contact your carrier if you have questions about the cost of texting us.)