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Follow Cook Memorial Public Library on Goodreads and find your next favorite book! The library staff posts reviews and rankings of books we recommend. Goodreads also is a handy tool for keeping track of what you have read. The service is free, and easy to join. Follow Cook Library by following this link: http://www.goodreads.com/CookLibrary
If you follow us, you will be entered to win a copy of the fabulous New York Times best-selling nonfiction book, "Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail'' by Cheryl Strayed.
Welcome to Readers' Services
Readers' Services is dedicated to reading for enjoyment. We can make book suggestions and help you find something new based on books you’ve enjoyed. We’ll try to track down that elusive title or author or the next book in your favorite series.
If you are in a book discussion group or want to join one of ours, choose the Book Clubs tab. We can help you find discussion questions for many titles, offer suggestions for future selections, and provide lists of books that other clubs have found thought-provoking.
Make sure to check out upcoming author visits on this page, and stop by our Authors Out Loud page!
Want to know what the library staff is reading?
Our Favorite Books of 2012
The Fiction, Movies and Music staff and the Reference Staff have compiled their favorite books of 2012. We've broken them down by genre in our Read! Watch! Listen! blog here. A booklet of our picks is available at the reference desk.
National Book Critics Circle Awards
The National Book Critics Circle Awards for the publishing year 2012 have been announced. The fiction award went to Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain. The Nonfiction award went to Far from the Tree by Andrew Solomon. Robert A. Caro's fourth volume in his Lyndon Johnson study, The Passage of Power, won for biography. The poetry prize went to Useless Landscape, or A Guide for Boys by D.A. Powell. We have all four books in our catalog.