For Readers

Current Staff Picks

This Thing Between Us by Gus Moreno
Plain Bad Heroines by Emily Danforth
Like, Literally, Dude: Arguing for the Good in Bad English by Valerie Fridland
Invisible Women by Caroline Criado Perez
Stone Fruit by Lee Lai
Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero
The Henna Artist by Alka Joshi
The Whispers by Ashley Audrain
The Yard by Alex Grecian
My Sister the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite
Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson
Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro
Seed to Table by Luay Ghafari


Bestsellers Club
We’ll put the holds on so you don’t have to! CAPL cardholders are invited to fill out our form online or at the Library and be put on hold automatically for the most popular authors.

CAPL cardholders can request personal reading suggestions based on their preferences.

Digital Branch
We have thousands of titles available online to CAPL cardholders. Explore our ebook, eaudiobook, and comic/graphic novel options through our Digital Branch.

Submit a Patron Pick
We have a revolving display of titles recommended by other readers like you. Find it by the return in-takes, on the reverse side of the Staff Pick selections. Submit a title for display.

Readers Resources 
Need authoritative help finding series order or read alikes for a particular author or genre? Access Novelist with your CAPL card.

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Help for local book groups
  • Home Book Club Concierge
    Our Adult Services Librarian can help you and your local book group by:

    • Procuring copies of the book from our library consortium with 10 days notice before they are needed (planning ahead 2-3 months is recommended for popular titles)
    • Suggesting possible discussion titles
    • Fill out our Home Book Club Concierge form to request assistance.
  • Instant Book Club Bags
    Didn’t have time to contact our concierge? Everything you need for your book group in one convenient bag, including 12 copies of the book to distribute to your members and discussion questions. See the 39 titles to choose from. The collection is located on the shelves opposite the public copier, so feel free to browse during your next visit.
  • BookBrowse
    Resources for book clubs including recommended reads by theme, reading guides, and online book club discussions. Have your CAPL card handy to gain complete access to the database.
  • hoopla
    Running an online book club? Or prefer ebooks and/or eaudiobooks? Hoopla is a digital collection with instant access (= no waitlists!). Users must have a CAPL card and will need to create a hoopla account upon the first login. Learn more about hoopla.