For Book Lovers

For Book Lovers

Readers' Advisory Novelist & Novelist K-8
eBooks & More Book Clubs to Go
LibraryAware Read Together Books (Grades 4-8)

Readers' Advisory
Looking for something new to read, but not sure where to start? Let one of our librarians compile a list of three books based on your preferences. We can suggest almost any author/genre in the format you prefer, such as book, eBook, large print or audiobook. Selections will be based on what is available in our collections. To get some recommendations, stop by the Reference Desk or give us a call at (856) 667-0300 option 2.

You can browse our online reading lists on our "What Should I Read Next?" page.

Celebrate Valentine's Day with a book chosen just for you! Fill out our Book Match form and a librarian will select a book based on your answers, wrap it up and have it ready for you to pick up on Valentine's Day. An active CHPL library card and email address are required.

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LibraryAware

LibraryAware is a service that e-mails you a list of new and upcoming books in the genres of your choice. Choose from a list of categories and receive monthly newsletters listing featured books with synopsis information and links right to the Cherry Hill Public Library catalog. From there you can check for availability or place holds on the books you are interested in. You can sign up for as many newsletters as you like and you can change your preferences at any time. If you are looking for the next book to read - this is the resource for you! Click here to sign-up today!

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eBooks & More

Readers who use OverDrive, Libby by Overdrive or Hoopla can customize their reading preferences so that either app can generate some recommended titles. Visit our eBooks & More page for more information about all of our digital collections.

OverDrive
Image result for overdriveOverDrive is the largest provider of eBooks and eAudiobooks to public libraries in the U.S. and Canada.  Check out any combination of 8 titles and read/listen on your PC/laptop, smartphone or tablet.  The app is free in both the App Store, Google Play and Amazon (for app-based Kindles).  Titles are available for either 7 or 14 day checkout periods.

Apple App StoreGoogle Play

Instructions: PC or Mobile Devices

Libby by OverDrive (app only)

Image result for libby appLibby (formerly OverDrive) is the largest provider of eBooks and eAudiobooks to public libraries in the U.S. and Canada.  Check out any combination of 8 titles and read/listen on your PC/laptop, smartphone or tablet.  The app is free in both the App Store, Google Play and Amazon (for app-based Kindles).  Titles are available for either 7 or 14 day checkout periods.

Apple App StoreGoogle Play

Instructions: Mobile Devices

Hoopla

HooplaInstantly borrow free digital movies, music, eBooks and more, 24/7 with your library card. Bringing you hundreds of thousands of movies, full music albums, audiobooks and more, hoopla is a revolutionary digital service made possible by your local library. Simple to access and use, without the hassle of having to return the items you’ve borrowed, all you need is your library card, a web browser, smart phone or tablet to get started.

 Apple App Store

Instructions: PC or Mobile Devices

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NoveList & Novelist K-8

Novelist's user-friendly interface makes it easy for you to find that next great book from your own computer. Professional librarians everywhere use Novelist to find book recommendations. Narrow down your search results by genre, age, themes and more. Novelist K-8 is designed with a younger audience in mind. You will need your CHPL library card to access these databases from home.

Just a sampling of what you will find:

  • Articles on your favorite authors
  • "Read-alike" suggestions - where to go next when you've fallen in love with a book or author
  • Lists of award-winners
  • Suggested reading lists by genre

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Book Clubs to Go

Book Clubs to Go is a service ideal for local book clubs where one member may check out a bag of 10 to 12 of the same paperback book to share with other members of their club. Each bag can be checked out for six weeks and includes the books, a brief biography of the author and a list of discussion questions. The library currently has over 40 Book Clubs To Go titles to choose from. Contact our Reference Department to reserve a bag today.

Biography/Memoir

Escape From Mount Moriah by Jack Engelhard
Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel 
The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeannette Walls 
I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai 
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed 

Fiction

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Animal Dreams by Barbara Kingsolver
Another Brooklyn by by Jacqueline Woodson
Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
Before You Know Kindness by Christopher A. Bohjalian
Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
Broken for You by Stephanie Kallos
City of Thieves by David Benioff
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon 
Dark Places by Gillian Flynn 
Day After Night by Anita Diamant
Doll Baby by Laura McNeal 
Euphoria by Lily King
Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng 
Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez
The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton 
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes 
Moloka’i by Alan Brennert 
The Mothers by Brit Bennett
Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
Room by Emma Donoghue
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simison 
Songs of Willow Frost by Jamie Ford
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel 
Still Alice by Lisa Genova 
Straight Man by Richard Russo
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
Three Junes by Julia Glass
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by  Betty Smith
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

Nonfiction

The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
The Girls of Atomic City by Denise Keirnan 
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman

Mystery

Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear
What the Dead Know by Laura Lippman

Science Fiction

The Martian by Andy Weir 

Book Clubs to Go Policies and Procedures:

  • Bags can be checked out for a period of six (6) weeks.
  • Available for pick up at Reference Desk.
  • Bags must be checked out and returned to the Circulation Desk.
  • You cannot reserve a book club bag.
  • No renewals are permitted.

Fines and Fees:

Bags must be returned in 6 weeks. A $1 per day will be charged for each day the bag is not returned. For each book not returned, a $10 replacement fee will be assessed.

Special thanks to the Friends of the Library who have generously supported this program.

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Read Together Books (Grades 4 - 8)

Read Together Books are multiple copies of the same title to read with friends, family members, or book club! Check out up to 10 copies of each title. You can even check out a reading guide with a brief biography of the author and discussion questions. Librarians have selected a variety of titles that are appropriate for students in grades 4 through 8.

Juvenile Fiction Titles  (Grades 4 - 6) include: 
No Talking, by Andrew Clements
Sahara Special, by Esmi Raji Codell 
Because of Winn-Dixie, by Kate DiCamillo
City of Ember, by Jeanne Du Prau
All the Way Home, by Patricia Reilly Giff
Deliver Us From Normal, by Kate Klise
Savvy by Ingrid Law
Rules by Cynthia Lord
A Crooked Kind of Perfect, by Linda Urban 

Young Adult Fiction Titles (Grades 7-8) include: 
Al Capone Does My Shirts, by Gennifer Choldenko
The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins 
The Black Book of Secrets, by F.E. Higgins
When Zachary Beaver Came to Town, by Kimberly Willis Holt
The Alchemyst by Michael Scott
Love, Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli 
Milkweed by Jerry Spinelli

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