Adult Services

The Adult Services area of the Genoa Public Library is located at the front of the building and contains a wide variety of fiction and non- fiction titles, as well as audio book titles, music CD's, DVD's, magazines, and large print titles.  Materials are curated to provide a wide selection to choose from as well as titles recommended by patrons. Tables are provided for quiet work spaces, and casual seating along the front windows provides an excellent spot to relax with a good read.  Two catalog computers are provided for searching capabilities.  A self-checkout kiosk is provided for our DIY-minded patrons.

 

Book Club

The adult Book Club meets on the fourth Monday of each month at 7:00 pm in the program room.  New members are always encouraged!  Some of the titles read in the past include "Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn, "Unbroken" by Lauren Hillenbrand, "Go Set a Watchman" by Harper Lee, and "The English Spy" by Daniel Silva.  Come in to the library to register.  No need to be a cardholder to join.  Books are available at the front desk for book club members.

 

Reader's Advisory

Stumped about what to read next?  Or need to know what book is next in a series?  Here are some sites that can help:

FantasticFiction     best place for series order for adults (and teens)

NPR Book Concierge     remade every year

Stop, You're Killing Me     all crime, but especially for cozy mysteries

Smart Bitches, Trashy Books     especially for romance

What Should I Read Next     book recommendations based on your favorite author or title

Poetry     for all things relating to poetry

Book Page     a great resource for all genres;  sign up for their email newsletters

 

Adult Book Awards

The following sites list award-winning books in a variety of genres. Take a look at your favorites to find the titles that you just shouldn’t miss.

Literary Fiction Awards

Horror Awards

Mystery Awards

Romance Awards

Science Fiction and Fantasy Awards

Western Awards

 

Other Useful Links

Illinois Legal Aid Online

Illinois Online Order of Protection

Visit the Illinois Talking Book Outreach Center website!