Enlightening and Inspiring Generations with Generations of Ideas

I could not write my books without the library’s help.  Even with the ease of Internet research, I find books to be indispensable when I am writing.  …  Books make me laugh, cry, and think.  They give me insight into history, and into the lives of people in other cultures.  They help me make important decisions, and they provide endless entertainment.  Hooray for libraries!

Peg Kehret
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