Enlightening and Inspiring Generations with Generations of Ideas

One of my fondest memories as a child was going to our town library.  …  My sisters and I would lug home as many books as we could carry.  … What beauty on those pages – wondrous illustrations, astonishing journeys, laugh-out-loud antics.  Stories are food for the soul, and my mother fed us well on library books.

Sarah Clark Jordan
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