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We want to help you lead your best reading life. 

We, of course, believe that the best resource we offer is our friendly, knowledgeable staff. We live to help you find books you will love. But we realize that the need to read can strike at any time of day or night (not to mention Sundays and holidays), so we provide a variety of online tools that you can use 24/7 whenever you are looking for your next great read.

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Reading Resources

HCPL's Book Hunters are your personal reading consultants.

HCPL Book Hunters are waiting to hear from you, so they can put their expertise and years of library experience to work and match you with books you will love. Just answer a few simple questions about what you like and do not like in a book and they will craft a personalized reading list just for you. You receive it directly in your email inbox within two weeks. Best of all, it's completely free.

Go to Book Hunters

Author Alerts
Hear about your favorite authors' newest books first.

Set up a free Author Alerts account by typing in your email or cell phone number (depending on how you would like to receive your alerts. Then type in all the authors or performers you want to hear about and you're done. Add or remove alerts anytime simply by logging into your account.

Sign up for Author Alerts

Newsletters for Readers
Keep up-to-date on all the hot reads as well as new releases in your favorite genres

Are you looking to broaden your reading horizons or just wanting to keep up with what's hot in publishing? We have a newsletter for you! From bestseller lists to newsletters for mystery buffs, romance lovers, sci-fi aficionados and many more. If you like to read it, chances are pretty good that we have a newsletter about it. 

All titles appearing in HCPL newsletters are linked directly to the catalog which makes placing a request a breeze!

Newsletters are delivered to your email inbox for free and you can unsubscribe anytime (but you won't want to).

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Book Clubs
What's better than a great book? Discussing it with fellow readers!

Each reader brings their own life experience to a book, so each sees different things and takes away different messages from their reading. This, to us, is part of the magic of reading and it is why we believe book clubs and the discussions they foster can be such a wonderful addition to one's reading life. Every HCPL branch hosts a book club and many branches have multiple book clubs that focus on particular genres like mystery, science fiction or romance. Come share your thoughts and enjoy the company of fellow book enthusiasts.

Find your book club!

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