Enlightening and Inspiring Generations with Generations of Ideas

So three cheers for you and your library.  And for books and reading, too.  I don’t know about you, but I love books that can make me laugh and cry.  I love books that make me think and feel.  I love the simple act of reading a book.  It’s so private and solitary.  But if it’s a good book, it makes me feel less alone in the world.  And golly, that’s an awfully nice way to feel, isn’t it  All my best regards to you in LaSalle..

Kate Klise
to the LaSalle Public Library on the occasion of the Library's Centennial Celebration, 2007

Books & Periodicals

Booklist Center - over 250 lists in over 60 categories.

BookMuse - reviews, questions & topics for discussion, literary criticism, books for further reading and tips for    discussion leaders on a wide range of genres: science fiction, classic, contemporary, children, and young adult.

FirstSearch - FirstSearch is an immense electronic database service that provides access to journal citations as well as book citations on a variety of issues including health, science and other issues. Please contact the Library for the authorization number and password when accessing this database from home.

Hennepin County "If You Like..." Lists - reference guide to authors and genres.

I-Share - The I-Share database contains more than seven million bibliographic records and more than 21 million item records, representing the cataloging of many of the major academic libraries in Illinois.

New York Times Bestsellers List

What's Next - a searchable database of novels in series.

Fantastic Fiction