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A Walk in the Woods

A walk in the woods--from camping to hiking and cooking over a fire. Also enjoy some fictional titles set within the forest. 



Animals & Pets

Practice animal sounds or discover a new dream pet inside these books. 



Animals in Art: Crafting with an Animal Theme

Let these cute animal ideas inspire your next craft project at home. Includes everything from knitting and crochet to drawing and painting.



Anti-Racist Books for Teens

From protests to riots to using your voice to speak out - these titles will show how teens can be anti-racist and how BLM/Civil Rights movements began.



Are You Scared Yet?

Books that will send a shiver up your spine.



Baby Faces

Babies love looking at other babies!



Baby Favorites

Favorite books for babies ages 0-2. 



Bedtime & Bathtime

Prepare for bedtime or bathtime with these snuggle-filled reads.



Bees & Beekeeping

These books will be all the buzz in your reading list. 



Beginning to Read

Are you ready to start reading on your own? Try these favorite series designed for beginning readers. 



Being Kind

Kindness rocks!



Best Books for Summer Splashing!

Check out these great ocean-themed books, curated by your favorite librarians.



Birds & Bird Watching

Enjoy these books to learn all about birds or learn some new tips and tricks to enhance your backyard bird watching. 



Black Girl Magic

Books that celebrate the beauty, power, and resilience of black female teens. 



Books for Gamers

Whether you are a noob or a pro, these books will take your gaming to the next level!



Books on Kindness & Empathy

Kindness can change the world. 



Books that Make You LOL

Middle-grade chapter books that will make you grin ear-to-ear.



BookTok

Books suggested to you by your favorite TikTokers!



Buggy Books

Welcome to the wonderful world of insects, from identification guides to homages on a certain classification of insect. Enjoy this collection of buggy books. 



Change the World

Make the world a better place with each small action. 



Cozy Up with Teen Romance

Warm up with these teen romances you may have missed in 2021!



Dinosaurs

Dinosaur Stomp! Dinosaur Romp! Keep an eye out for friendly dinos.



Dinosaurs, Fossils & Other Extinct Creatures

From dinosaurs to woolly mammoths, discover tales of long ago creatures. 



Doreen's 10 Favorite Books

I love books about my favorite hobbies: baking, gardening and knitting. Plus a variety of fiction & nonfiction! - Doreen, Adult Services Associate



Down on the Farm

Enjoy these animal tales straight from the barnyard. 



Dreams and Wishes

Enjoy a Picture Book about dreams and wishes!



Early Literacy: Play Together

Playing encourages your child to put their thoughts into words, tell stories, problem-solve and imagine. All of these skills will help them become better readers and writers when they start school.



Early Literacy: Read Together

From birth, your baby can start to learn about reading, like how to sound out words and what direction to hold a book.



Early Literacy: Sing Together

When you sing, you slow down words. This helps your child hear the smaller sounds, learn syllables, and develop vocabulary. Singing also helps develop listening and memory skills.



Early Literacy: Talk Together

When you talk to your child about different events and ideas, it helps them learn new vocabulary and to use words they know.



Early Literacy: Write Together

Giving children opportunities to write, even if it is just scribbles, helps children understand that print can represent spoken words. 



Elizabeth's 10 Favorite Books

I love a bit of romance, a good best seller and a touch of historical fiction. - Elizabeth, Adult Services Librarian



Erik's 10 Favorite Books

I love a good suspense-filled thriller. - Erik, Adult Services Librarian



Explore Outdoors

Plant a garden, climb a tree, and venture into the great outdoors with these wild favorites.



Explore Scientists & Inventors

Explore, imagine, create! These nonfiction books about scientists and inventors are sure to inspire!



Family Love

Families come in all shapes and sizes. What does your family look like?



Family Read Alouds

Curl up with a longer book, perfect to read together as a family. 



Favorite Characters

Find books featuring some of your favorite characters from books, tv, and movies.



Feline Fiction

Enjoy these fictional titles featuring felines. These titles will surely be the cat's meow. 



Gardening

If you enjoy gardening or looking at gardens, take a look at these online books from The Ohio Digital Library.  If you enjoy looking at gardens click on any of ...
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Gardening for Wildlife

Read these books to create a backyard oasis for your favorite outdoor friends--from bees and butterflies to birds and other outdoor wildlife. 



Getting Dressed

Dress, pants, hat, shoes? Show off a style that is unique to you.



Growing Up

Growing up can be tough! Try these reads to make sure you stay brave. 



Here Be Dragons

Enjoy these books for adults that feature dragons. 



Holidays & Celebrations

Celebrate holidays and more special days from around the world.



I Can Read!

Take your first step reading with these beginning Early Readers.



I Have Superpowers!

Love superheroes? Read about ordinary kids who discover they have extraordinary powers in these superpowered Chapter Books.



I Think I Love You

Books about finding love in unexpected places. 



I Will Drink Your Blood

Place these books about vampires on hold today. 



If You Like...I Survived

If you cannot get enough of the I Survived series, try these!



If You Like...Sarah J. Maas

Calling all Sarah J. Maas fans. These titles will hook you just like Throne of Glass or A Court of Thorns and Roses. For teens and adults. 



Illustrated Animals

Enjoy these graphic novels featuring anthropomorphic characters. 



In the Land of Winter

Go on a journey into the land of winter with these winter-themed Juvenile Chapter books.



Jessica's 10 Favorite Books

I enjoy a mix of narrative nonfiction, paranormal romance, humor, mystery, and fantasy. - Jessica, Adult Services Librarian



Joy of Baking

Mouth-watering baking books to celebrate the season or everyday life. 



Joy of Fantasy

Enjoy these fantasy fiction titles released in 2021. 



Joy of Making

Discover the joy of making--from watercolor to pottery & everything in between. 



Joy of Mindfulness

Explore acts of mindfulness with this selection of titles. 



Joy of Mysteries

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Joy of Party Planning

From charcuterie boards to table decor, this collection of books will have you ready to entertain in no time. 



Joy of Pets

Read these books celebrating the joy of pets--from cats and dogs to horses. 



Joy of Pop Culture

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Joy of Relationships

Enjoy these titles that give relationship advice and delve into the fictional relationships of others. 



Joy of Sports

A collection of books covering the sports you love. 



Joy of Starting a New Series

Looking to start a new series? Check out these books that are first in a series. 



Joy of Travel

Travel books that will take you across America and around the globe.



Kids Like Me

Read about wonderful, amazing kids just like you!



Laugh Out Loud

Ready for lots of giggles?



Lauren's 10 Favorite Books

I enjoy romance novels, cookbooks & real-life medical stories. - Lauren, Reference & Technology Associate



Learn Colors

Practice identifying colors with these vibrant titles.



Learn Shapes

Practice identifying shapes with these favorite reads.



Learn the ABCs

Practice those ABCs with these alphabet books.



Learn to Count

Practice those 123s with these counting books.



Let's Get Creative!

Ignite your imagination and creativity with these nonfiction books about artists and writers.



Lift-the-Flap & Pop-Up

Make reading interactive! Lift flaps, delight in pop-ups, and find special touch-and-feel elements. 



Making Decisions

Making wise decisions is important to everyone.  So, here is a display of online books where critical decisions are key to the plot. Decisions are also importan ...
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Man's Best Friend

Enjoy these fiction and nonfiction stories of canine companionship. 



Mindy's 10 Favorite Books

I enjoy historical fiction, cozy reads and a touch of young adult literature. - Mindy, Adult Services Librarian



National Parks

Explore America's National Parks with these titles. 



New Year, Who Dis?

Teen books that focus on self love, self acceptance, and self expression.



Nonfiction Fun

Build vocabulary and learn fun facts with these true books. 



Nonfiction that Reads Like Fiction

Check out these true tales that read like fiction. Perfect for those who want to dabble in some lighter nonfiction reading. 



Out of Africa

Read these titles to learn more about the culture, wildlife, recipes and people from Africa. Journey on a safari with a guide or enjoy local flavors through cookbooks inspired by the region. 



Picture Books about Animals

These picture books feature animals who definitely read, and maybe roar! Best for ages 2-6.



Picture Books that Are TOO CUTE!

Need a little extra adorable in your life? These books will have you squealing with delight!



Potty Training

Is it potty training time? Check out these books to make the transition a little easier for your little one. 



Preschool Favorites

Favorite books for preschoolers ages 3-5.



Read, Be Kind & Inclusive

Learn more about being antiracist and celebrate inclusitivioty with these reads. Place a copy on hold today.



Real Stories: Biographies

Learn about real people who grew up to do amazing things. 



Recommended Food & Cookbooks from 2020

Check out these cookbooks and books for foodies published in 2020. Place a hold on a copy today! 



Recommended Romantic Reads from 2020

Check out these romantic reads published in 2020. Place a copy on hold today.



Recommended Thrillers from 2020

Check out this list of suspense and thrillers published in 2020. Place your copy on hold today.



Scales

Dragons, dinosaurs, mermaids, snakes. If it's a tale with scales it can be found here.



Science & Nature Reads

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Seasons

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter. Why does the weather change?



Siblings

Perfect choices to welcome a new member of the family. 



Solve a Mystery (First Chapter Books)

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Something Wicked This Way Comes

Place these books about witches on hold today! 



Spring Reading for Young Readers

The sun is shining, April showers are on their way, and flowers are blooming all over! Check out these great titles to celebrate the start of spring!



Starting School

Get ready for preschool or kindergarten with these school-themed favorites. 



Stories from Around the World

Celebrate the rich and exciting stories of cultures from around the world.



Talk About Race

Talk to your kids about race and racism. 



Teen: Summertime Sadness (Read & Make a Splash!)

To check out the full list of Summertime Sadness teen fiction books, click this link to go to our website!



Teen: This Mixtape is Fire (Read & Make a Splash!)

To check out the full list of This Mixtape is Fire teen fiction books, click this link to go to our website!



The Joys of Winter!

Explore the joys of winter with these winter-themed First Chapter books.



The Secret Life of Toys

Discover the secret life of toys in these great Chapter Books.



Things That Go

Vrrooom! Beep! Discover books about things that move fast!



Thriller Series

Do you like to read thrillers?  These are the first books in ten different series by various authors.  If you want to see what book comes next in these or ...
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Time to Eat

Find some delicious reads that will make you want to run to the kitchen. Yum! 



Toddler Favorites

Favorite books for toddlers ages 2-3. 



Under the Sea

Books about animals that live in our oceans. 



Unicorns, Fairies & Everything Magic

Find all things magical in these favorite titles. 




What the Library Book Clubs Read in 2020

Check out what the library's book clubs read this year. Place a title on hold today. 



Winter Fun!

Enjoy a winter themed Early Reader.



Anti-Racism: A Starter Booklist

“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, ...
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Cozy Stories to Share

Cuddle up with these cozy stories when it is cold outside!



Magical Journeys (for Babies)

Instill the love of fantasy and magic with your little one with these magical board books!



Summer Reads for Babies, Toddlers & Preschoolers

Check out these great ocean-themed books for ages 0-5, curated by your favorite librarians.



Mythical Creatures (Picture Books)

Beyond dragons and unicorns! Have you ever seen a sasquatch? Met a mermaid? Flew with a fairy? Expand your creature knowledge with these picture books.



New Fiction

These books are new as of June 2020. They are perfect for 3rd-5th grade readers. 



Picture Books for Winter

Looking for cozy winter tales? Start here! 



Stories about Sharing

Learn about the art of sharing with these great picture books and early readers!



Sugar, Spice & Everything Nice

  Take a bite out of these food-themed reads! Chefs, cooking competitions, and baking blunders galore!



Summer Reads for Kids

Check out these great ocean-themed books for kids, curated by your favorite librarians.



Celebrate Black Joy

Celebrate Black joy with these amazing chapter books! 



Fairy Tales Re-Imagined for Teens

These books are all twists on fairy tales! 



Picture Book: Beach Day! (Read & Make a Splash!)

To check out the full list of Beach Day! picture books, click this link to go to our website!



Sparkle, Sparkle, Roar! It's Unicorns & Dragons!

Read about all things Unicorns and Dragons in these magic-filled Picture Books!



Welcome to the Table: Westerville's Potluck

A celebration of food, family, and culture. Also, visit the Local History Center and Museum to see the current exhibit, Welcome to the Table.



Dragons, Dragons, Dragons (for Ages 0-6)

Check out these dragon-themed books. 



Magical Reads (First Chapter Books)

Ready to read some magical tales - but aren't quite ready for the big chapter books? These are for you!



Picture Book: Cutest Critters of the Sea (Read & M

To check out the full list of Cutest Critters of the Sea picture books, click this link to go to our website!



Snow Day Crafting!

Make some joy together during the cold winter months with these awesome craft, art, and drawing books. 



Graphic Novels Featuring Animals!

Settle in with some adorable graphic novels featuring our favorite animals!



Great Nonfiction for Fantasy Fans (for Ages 6+)

These non-fiction titles may be magical, but they are all true!



Picture Book: Mermaids (Read & Make a Splash!)

To check out the full list of Mermaids, click this link to go to our website!



Starring: Cats!

These picture books star CATS! Perfect for toddlers and preschoolers. 



All About Unicorns (for Ages 0-8)

Check out these magical unicorn books.



Picture Book: ARRRR! Pirates! (Read & Make a Spla

To check out the full list of ARRRR! Pirates! picture books, click this link to go to our website!



Starring: Dinosaurs!

These picture books star DINSOAURS! Perfect for toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergartens. 



Acts of Kindness

Books that show how acts of kindness can bring great joy.



Diverse Books for 4th-6th Graders

These books feature diverse characters. All books on this list are geared towards 4th-6th graders. 



Magical Reads (for Beginning Readers)

Explore magical worlds with these excellent beginning reader selections!



Own Voices Chapter Books

Own Voices is a category of book that is used to highlight books written about an underrepresented group and the author is also a part of this underrepresented group ...
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Picture Book: See, Food! (Read & Make a Splash!)

To check out the full list of See, Food! picture books, click this link to go to our website!



Super STEAM Stories

Enjoy a First Chapter Book about Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Music (STEAM).



Adventures with Magical Creatures

Go on an adventure with the magical creatures in these First Chapter Books.



Feel Good Stories (Ages 8-11)

These books will give you all the feelings. These great stories are geared towards tweens. 



Picture Book: Secrets of the Sea (Read & Make a Sp

To check out the full list of Secrets Under the Sea picture books, click this link to go to our website!



Animal Adventures

Follow the many adventures of animals in these Chapter Books.



Picture Book: Treasure! (Read & Make a Splash!)

To check out the full list of Treasure! picture books, click this link to go to our website!



Witches, Wizards, and Wild Things (for Ages 8-12)

Settle in with these magical tales filled with adventure, thrills, and some mythical creatures!



Historical Fiction for Tweens

These books take place in times past and are geared towards ages 9-12.



Mythology Based Fantasy (for Ages 8-12)

Are you a fan of Percy Jackson? Love mythology? Then these books are perfect for you!



Picture Book: Vacation: Let's Take a Trip! (Read &

To check out the full list of Vacation: Let's Take a Trip! picture books, click this link to go to our website!



Picture Books that Celebrate You!

Being you is perfect! Check out these titles that celebrate the awesomeness that is you! 



First Chapter Books that Are TOO CUTE!

Need a little extra adorable in your life? These first chapter books are filled with cuddly creatures, rainbows, and fun!



Juvenile Non-Fiction: Art of the Sea (Read & Make

To check out the full list of Art of the Sea juvenile non-fiction books, click this link to go to our website!



Juvenile Non-Fiction: Our Amazing Ocean (Read & Ma

To check out the full list of Our Amazing Ocean juvenile non-fiction books, click this link to go to our website!



Magnificent Magical Creatures

Discover the world of magical creatures in these great Early Readers.



Juvenile Non-Fiction: Adventures Under the Sea (Re

To check out the full list of Adventures Under the Sea juvenile non-fiction books, click this link to go to our website!



Juvenile Non-Fiction: Ocean Adventurers & Explorer

To check out the full list of Ocean Adventurers & Explorers, click this link to go to our website!



Gripping Fantasy

These fantasy stories will grab your attention from the very first pages and keep you reading. Perfect for 4th-6th grade readers. 



Juvenile Non-Fiction: Recycling Crafts (Read & Mak

To check out the full list of Recycling Crafts, click this link to go to our website!



Otherworlds (for Teens)

Travel to a new and adventurous place with these amazing fantasy stories set far away from the world we know. 



Diverse Voices in Fantasy

These fantasy titles all feature diverse characters and places.



Feeling Witchy (for Teens)

Prepare a potion, grab a wand, and let these books cast a spell over you!



Friendship Stories for Beginning Readers

These stories focus on that wonderful things called friendship. These are for those readers just starting out. K-1st Grade



Interactive Picture Books

Read an interactive Picture Book, where you become part of the story.



Juvenile Non-Fiction: Rainy Day Projects (Read & M

To check out the full list of Rainy Day Projects, click this link to go to our website!



Investigating History

Learn about the mysteries and wonders in history with these books. Most titles are geared towards 3rd-6th grade readers. 



Juvenile Non-Fiction: All About Pirates (Read & Ma

To check out the full list of All About Pirates juvenile non-fiction books, click this link to go to our website!



Magic Here & Now (for Teens)

Magic meets our world as we know it in these fantasy books featuring settings that you may recognize.



Stories that Make You Think

These books will make you think about our world in a new light, as well as pull your heartstrings. They are geared towards 4th-6th grade readers. 



Juvenile Non-Fiction: Inventing Summer (Read & Mak

To check out the full list of Inventing Summer juvenile non-fiction books, click this link to go to our website!



Science Fiction

Out of this world titles for ages 6-12. 



Equity, Diversity & Activism

Let your voice be heard. Learn about activists of the past, present, and future and how you can make change in our world. 



Juvenile Non-Fiction: Animals of the Sea (Read & M

To check out the full list of Animals of the Sea juvenile non-fiction books, click this link to go to our website!



Strong Female Characters in Fantasy

These books all feature strong female characters. 



Juvenile Non-Fiction: Creatures of the Deep (Read

To check out the full list of Creatures of the Deep juvenile non-fiction books, click this link to go to our website!



Urban Fantasy

These magical stories all take place in our world and time. 



High Fantasy

These epic high fantasy books take place in other worlds, lands, and eras. 



Juvenile Non-Fiction: Ocean Conservation (Read & M

To check out the full list of Ocean Conservation juvenile non-fiction books, click this link to go to our website!



Creepy Fiction

Make sure you have a belt on - these books will scare your pants off! Fans of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark will love these titles!



For Dungeons & Dragons Fans

Do you love playing Dungeons & Dragons? Then check out some of these books!



Juvenile Fiction: The Magical Deep (Read & Make a

To check out the full list of The Magical Deep juvenile fiction books, click this link to go to our website!



Great Nonfiction for Fantasy Fans

These non-fiction books feature magic, folklore, and more!



Reader: Sea Friends (Read & Make a Splash!)

To check out the full list of Sea Friends readers, click this link to go to our website!



Standalone Fantasy Books

Not in the mood for a lengthy series? Check out these standalone titles.



The ROAR-ing Twenties

Learn all about the people, places, inventions, and events that happened a century ago!



True Stories in History

These true stories tell the amazing acts and lives of people throughout history. Perfect for 4th-6th grade readers.



Fantasy Books for Non-Fantasy Readers

Fantasy not your thing? Try one of these gripping books. 




Things That Go

Planes, trains, and automobiles! Rev up your engines for some great stories featuring your favorite transportation friends.



Reader: Beneath the Waves (Read & Make a Splash!)

Take an adventure into the sea!



Stories from the Past

Take a trip to the most exciting times of the past with these awesome reads!



Time Travel

These stories are set in our world but feature characters traveling forward, backward, and even sideways in time!



Dark Fantasy Books

Want a little horror mixed in with your fantasy stories? Then these books are for you. 



Reader: Outdoor Fun (Read & Make a Splash!)

To check out the full list of Outdoor Fun readers, click this link to go to our website!



First Chapter: Treasure Hunt! (Read & Make a

To check out the full list of Treasure Hunt first chapter books, click this link to go to our website!



First Chapter: Ocean Tales (Read & Make a Sp

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First Chapter: Laugh Out Loud Stories (Read

To check out the full list of Laugh Out Loud Stories for first chapter books, click this link to go to our website!



First Chapter: All Things Adorable (Read & M

To check out the full list of All Things Adorable first chapter books, click this link to go to our website!



Juvenile Fiction: Seaside Stories (Read & Make a S

To check out the full list of Seaside Stories juvenile fiction books, click this link to go to our website!



Juvenile Fiction: Survival Stories (Read & Make a

To check out the full list of Survival Stories juvenile fiction books, click this link to go to our website!



Juvenile Fiction: A Whale of a Tale (Read & Make a

To check out the full list of A Whale of a Tale juvenile fiction books, click this link to go to our website!



Juvenile Fiction: Underwater Adventures (Read & Ma

To check out the full list of Underwater Adventures, click this link to go to our website!



Juvenile Fiction: A Day at the Park (Read & Make a

To check out the full list of A Day at the Park juvenile fiction books, click this link to go to our website!



Juvenile Fiction: Beneath the Surface (Read & Make

To check out the full list of Beneath the Surface juvenile fiction books, click this link to go to our website!



Juvenile Fiction: Road Trip Read (Read & Make a Sp

To check out the full list of Road Trip Reads, click this link to go to our website!



Juvenile Fiction: Friendship is a Treasure (Read &

To check out the full list of Friendship is a Treasure juvenile fiction books, click this link to go to our website!



Juvenile Fiction: X Marks the Spot (Read & Make a

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Juvenile Fiction: On the High Seas (or Skies) (Rea

To check out the full list of On the High Seas (or Skies) juvenile fiction books, click this link to go to our website!