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Inter-library Loans (ILLs)

 The Interlibrary Loan Service enables Bethel patrons to borrow materials from other libraries in the State of Connecticut that are not available atBibliomation Libraries. You may search CT State Library Request Catalog and place your request by clicking here.

 

Book Groups

The Bethel Public Library offers several opportunities for book lovers to meet at the Library for book discussions and tell us why you loved–or disliked–this month’s choice.  The moderator will present background on the author and the book.  All are encouraged to jump in with insights, questions and reactions to the book.

Regular discussions are being held every second Monday of the month, 6:30-7:45pm, and every last Wednesday of the month, 10:15-11:30 am, at the Cady R. Morse Conference Room.

Classic Book Discussion Group meets every other month on Wednesdays, 6:30-7:45pm, at the Cady R. Morse Conference Room.

Discussions are open to all adults and teens 16 and over.
No registration required!
Check  Calendar of Events to see when the next discussion will take place.

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What Do I Read Next? – Reader’s Advisory Resources

Novelist

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More than 135,000 fiction titles for all ages including picture books, children’s chapter books, young adult titles, and books for adult readers that can be searched by subject, genre, time period, geographic location, character, reading level and more. Includes reviews, annotations, author read-alikes, “What We’re Reading”, book discussion guides, BookTalks, and annotated book lists. NoveList interacts with the Bethel Public Library online catalog to help you find what you are looking for. An Ebsco database.

 Academy of American Poets

Bartleby: Great Books Online

Bookspot

Fresh Fiction
Tells which books are being discussed in the media

LibraryThing
Catalogs books online

Litlovers
for book clubs, book lovers and families

The Mystery Reader

New York Times Book Review

Poets’ Corner

Pulitzer Prize Winners

Reading Woman

The Romance Reader

What’s Next
     Search for a book in a series.

Whichbook
     Which book to read next.

WRL Bookweb
Includes lists of unusual genres

Publishers and Booksellers

Advanced Book Exchange
     Search ABE for out of print or rare books.

Alibris
     Search for out of print, rare, antiquarian and hard to find books.

Amazon
     For new books.

BookBrowser

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