Looking for your next read, but don’t know where to start? Try filling out our new Book Match Form!

Like dating site for books: you tell us what you’re looking for and what you like to read, and we’ll match you with the perfect books! Paper forms are available at the circulation and reference desks, or you can print off a copy from our website. Once you submit your form, we’ll select 2-3 books and place them on hold for you. All you have to do is pick them up from the circulation desk, it’s that easy!


This is the place to find your next read, pick a book for book club, find what comes next in a series, or discover what books are getting all the BUZZ!


Book Club Books & Questions

Your turn to lead the discussion?

1. Great Resources to Get Started

  • BookBrowse Getting started, moderating meetings, difficult meetings, choosing books and more
  • Booklist Reader group tips, reading lists, & lively talk of literary news from the experts at Booklist Online
  • Book Club Ideas-Recommendations-1500 LitLovers' Book Discussion Guides-Book Reviews
  • Random House Reader's Circle where readers can chat with fellow book lovers, find authors on tour, find book discussion questions, and more
  • Starting, running and choosing books for a reading group
  • Tips on getting started and making your group more lively
  • Movie Tie-in Books Hollywood has a long history of drawing on great books for films; coupling books with their films makes for lively discussions

    2. Book Publisher Guides


    3. Looking for a book club?

    The APL Book Discussion Group meets the 2nd Thursday of every month.

    4. FIND That Book!

    Given advance notice, the library may be able to interlibrary loan your book club selections. Contact the Reference Desk at 309-697-3822 x13 or stop by during library hours to place a hold on the book(s). You could also place holds through the online card catalog

    Book Series In Order (Lists)

    KDL’s What’s Next

    Get a series list of books in order. PRINTABLE LISTS! Print a list & check off titles as you read!

    Fantastic Fiction

    Series Information, Author Information, News, and much more!

    Keeping Track of It All
    I Read It Now App


    • Library Reads

      Top 10 books published this month that librarians across the country love. Find out about the newest books and which are sure to become favorites. Updated monthly based on librarian reviews.

      Stop You’re Killing Me is a website for those who read mysteries. Searchable by author and character, you’ll be able to see what comes next in a mystery, crime, thriller, spy, and suspense book series. Lists of award winners in multiple categories of interest to mystery lovers are also included.