Reading Room & Book Clubs to Go


2016 Staff Picks!

Librarians and staff members at the Cherry Hill Public Library love to read! Click here for the list of favorites we read in 2016! You can also check out our Pinterest boards to browse the staff picks!

Staff Picks on Pinterest:
Adult Books
Young Adult and Children's Books

Book Match

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 the collection.

Learn more about Book Match

Next Reads

NextReads 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!

Novelist Plus

An online readers' advisory tool that helps readers find new books based on books they've read or topics in which they are interested. Click here to link to this database.

Library Periodicals

The Cherry Hill Public Library has approximately 350 periodicals ranging from local, national and international newspapers, magazines and journals for just about every interest. We also keep back issues of magazines for about five years, longer for some titles. Contact our Reference Department if you are looking for a specific article or issue.

Click here to search the Library Catalog to see if we have the periodical you are looking for! 

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.


Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
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 *


Animal Dreams by Barbara Kingsolver
The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
Before You Know Kindness by Christopher A. Bohjalian
Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
Broken for You by Stephanie Kallos
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 *
Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng *
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez
Love Medicine by Louis Erdrich
The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton *
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes *
The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards
Moloka’i by Alan Brennert *
The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory
Persuasion by Jane Austen
Room by Emma Donoghue
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simison *
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
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
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen


Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff
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
Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder
The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman


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

Science Fiction

The Martian by Andy Weir *

* Added in 2016

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.

Junior Book Clubs To Go

Book Clubs In-a-Bag for Grades 4-8

Junior Book Clubs To Go is a service that provides book club materials for facilitators to successfully run a book club. Librarians have selected a variety of titles that are appropriate for students in grades 4 through 8.

One member of a book club can check out a bag of paperback books for six weeks. Each bag includes 10 books of the same title, a brief biography of the author, discussion questions, related websites, hints on how to run a book club and much more!

Titles Include: 
Feed, by M.T. Anderson
Al Capone Does My Shirts, by Gennifer Choldenko 
No Talking, by Andrew Clements
Sahara Special, by Esmi Raji Codell 
The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins
Because of Winn-Dixie, by Kate DiCamillo
City of Ember, by Jeanne Du Prau
All the Way Home, by Patricia Reilly Giff
Black Book of Secrets, by F.E. Higgins
When Zachary Beaver Came to Town, by Kimberly Willis Holt
Deliver Us From Normal, by Kate Klise
Wringer, by Jerry Spinelli 
Love, Stargirl, by Jerry Spinelli 
A Crooked Kind of Perfect, by Linda Urban 

To reserve a Junior Book Club Bag or to find out more about this service, please contact the Youth Services Department at 856-903-1229.