Reading Room & Book Clubs to Go

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.


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

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 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 *
The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards
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 *
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

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 *

* 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.