Enlightening and Inspiring Generations with Generations of Ideas

I can’t help but imagine how many people’s lives have been changed by 100 years of reading your books.  …  I remember how it felt as a child walking into that quiet room and realizing that I could go just about anywhere I wanted.  That room was an escape from the world, and, at the same time a window onto any part of the universe that I chose to explore.  …  I still feel a sense of possibility and experience a feeling that time has stopped when I walk into a library.  I usually don’t have a particular book in mind, but like to wander around and see what I can discover.

Steve Jenkins
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