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Make sure you get your favorite author's next book as soon as possible by using the AuthorCheck service provided by the library. After creating a username and password, you can search for your favorite authors and track them, receiving an e-mail in advance of the author's next book with a link to place a hold on the item.
Blanchester Public Library now offers BookNews, a new online service for readers. This reader's advisory service provides patrons with access to free electronic newsletters about a wide variety of books via the library website -- or delivered directly to a personal e-mail address. Also features a variety of bestseller and awards lists.


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Sign up now for a simple way to find new good books -- an Online Book Club that delivers books electronically in the category you like. Each day during the week, the library e-mails subscribers a portion of a book that usually takes about 5 minutes to read. If you like the book, you can check it out from the library. Each week the library features new books.


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The LibraryReads list comes out each month featuring the top book choices of librarians from across the country.


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Recommended Reading: 600 Classics Reviewed covers noteworthy works that have endured the test of time and continue to hold the interest of general readers year after year. A great place to start for anyone who wants to explore great literature.


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Goodreads is the largest site for readers and book recommendations in the world, with more than 11 million members who have added more than 400 million books to their shelves.


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Poetry Foundation, the publisher of Poetry Magazine, delivers a website to share the discovery and celebration of poetry; features the Poetry Tool to allow search for information about poets or poems.

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AllReaders.Com is a free reader's advisory tool allows the user to perform as detailed a search as they would like for books using whatever they are interested in: title, author, plot, setting, characters, style, etc.

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Reader's Advice is a free reader's advisory tool that features more than 10,000 authors and divides the titles into nearly 500 subgenre categories. Users may also search by series name to find the order of titles.

Database of Award-winning Children's Literature

The Database of Award-winning Children's Literature allows users to search a number of different awards lists to create a tailored reading list of quality children's literature or find out which awards a book has received.

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Fantastic Fiction
 features comprehensive author bibliographies and is one of the best places to find the order of a particular series; also features award and new release information.

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FictFact helps users keep track of book series, allowing searches by series or author. Not as comprehensive a database as Fantastic Fiction, but free registration allows users to follow their favorite series and receive notification when a new title is released.


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Copies of BookPage, a monthly magazine featuring reviews of the best new books, are available for free at the library. The reviews also may be accessed at


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Read Print features more than 8,000 free online books by 3,500 authors, although text of books does include some ads.


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Teens looking for a good book, film or audiobook can visit the Young Adult Library Services Association Booklists page for a variety of selections.


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 A complete list of the winning titles of the Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in young adult literature.

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Browse or search more than 3,000 endorsed movies at KIDS FIRST! , a program of the nonprofit Coalition for Quality Children's Media.

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