Book Club Kits

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A large number of Book Club Kits are available to be checked out at any time by patrons with a valid library card.  The kit checks out for 6 weeks and cannot be renewed. No more than 2 kits can be borrowed at one time by a patron.


Books and Stories to Go

Books & Stories to Go Kits

A collection of over 100 Books and Stories to Go, also called Smart Start, bags on a variety of themes.  Available to any patron with a valid library card.

Lucky Day Collection

Lucky Day Collection

Are you looking for the newest best seller but don’t want to wait for the 92 people who are already on the hold list?  The Lucky Day Collection allows patrons to find the newest books without waiting.  Must be in person to check the shelves.  Lucky Day books and DVDs will check out for one week no renewals.


Little Free Libraries

Little Free Libraries

Little Free Libraries

There are now 50,000 Little Free Libraries all over the world. Search the official Little Free Library map to find any near you today!


Staff Reviews

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Lovingkindness Meditation

Lovingkindness Meditation by Sharon Salzberg On this Valentine’s Day, I’d like to share a resource that has been proven to increase people’s sense of well-being called lovingkindness meditation.  On Hoopla*,… Lovingkindness Meditation

Cover of Tumble. Young girl wearing a luchador mask and a big grin.

Super Bowl Picks

Super Bowl Picks It’s Super Bowl week, so why not have feature some books where sports and their players play a main role? Tumble by Celia C. Pérez Addie Ramirez… Super Bowl Picks

Cover of Love Hypothesis. Two scientists kissing with beakers and chemistry items on counter in background.

Romance Roundup

In honor of Valentine’s Day, lets chat about romance novels. What are they and why do we like them? There are two requirements for a book to be considered a… Romance Roundup

Cover of Pea, Bee and Jay: Stuck Together. Yellow bee with glasses, blue jay and green pea on on the cover, walking/flying/rolling through a green meadow.

Great Pairs in Children’s Literature

This Wednesday, January 24, is National Peanut Butter Day, which made me think of peanut butter and jelly, which made me think of other great pairs, trios and groups in… Great Pairs in Children’s Literature

In the Dark I See You

In The Dark I See You

In the dark I see you. Narayanan, Mallika. New York: Union Square & Co., 2023. A blind woman stumbles (literally) over a body in her neighbor’s condo, and becomes a… In The Dark I See You

Reading is Snow Much Fun Sticker - Book, with stars, and a blue background with snowflakes. At bottom, reads ACPL Winter Reading 2024.

ACPL Winter Reading Program

January 16 – February 16 Reading is SNOW much fun! Our annual Winter Reading Program begins on Tuesday, January 16. We invite readers of all ages to participate in Book… ACPL Winter Reading Program

Cover of Speak Your Truth with Love and Listen Deeply.

Speak Your Truth with Love and Listen Deeply

Speak Your Truth with Love and Listen Deeply. Sofer, Oren Jay. Sounds True; 2022. During the height of COVID, I started studying communication with Oren Jay Sofer, a certified trainer in… Speak Your Truth with Love and Listen Deeply

Cover of The Princess of Thornwood Drive. Lush floral background, black woman standing with her back to us, looking over her right shoulder, wearing a blue blouse and gold earrings.

The Princess of Thornwood Drive

The princess of Thornwood Drive. Moreau, Khalia. New York: Forever, 2023. Content Warnings: death of parents, panic attacks, off-page sexual assault. I love books like The Princess of Thornwood Drive… The Princess of Thornwood Drive

Cover of the princess saves herself in this one. Black cover, white text.

Women Are Some Kind of Magic Series

Women Are Some Kind of Magic Series by Amanda Lovelace In Amanda Lovelace’s first collection of poetry she explores the hopes and struggles of her past and present by leaning… Women Are Some Kind of Magic Series

Cover of Wings of Fire The Dragonet Prophecy, book 1 of the series. Sand-colored dragon flies through the sky with mountains behind him.

The Wings of Fire Series

The Wings of Fire Series by Tui T. Sutherland Looking for holiday gifts for your late elementary/middle school children? We often get questions about different book series to purchase for… The Wings of Fire Series

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Shady Hollow Mysteries

Looking for a new cozy-fantasy / cozy-mystery read but don’t know where to start? Try Juneau Black’s Shady Hollow Mysteries Series, where small town charm meets murder mystery but with… Shady Hollow Mysteries

Cover of You Make it Feel Like Christmas. Black couple kissing in front of large beautiful Christmas tree, light blue cover with white snow on the ground and snowflakes in the air.

New Christian Romance Fiction Picks

We love to highlight all different genres of books, so this week, we’re featuring several new Christian Romance Fiction choices on our shelves. A Million Little Choices by Tamera Alexander… New Christian Romance Fiction Picks

Cover of Hiawatha and the Peacemaker. Cover is dominated by Native American with paddle,, feather headdress and beaded bands. Behind him is the Peacemaker - white painted skin, with purple handprints, black eye, and feather headdress.

Native American Heritage Month Fiction Picks

This week, we’re featuring Native American fiction for all ages! These books celebrate Native American tribes’ cultures and traditions, as well as sharing stories about past and current challenges Native… Native American Heritage Month Fiction Picks

Cover of Big Trouble on Sullivan's Island. Blue sky, blue water, beach, sea oats and a walkway to the beach.

Big Trouble on Sullivan’s Island

Big Trouble on Sullivan’s Island. Boyer, Susan M. Holland : Stella Maris Books, LLC, 2023. This is a big, juicy Southern mystery/romance where the setting (Charleston, S.C.) is almost a… Big Trouble on Sullivan’s Island

Spooky book cover for Through The Woods. Includes woods, red moon, house and skeleton tree branches.

Little Thieves and Painted Devils

Little Thieves. Owen, Margaret. New York, NY : Henry Holt and Company, 2021. Painted Devils. Owen, Margaret. New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2023. Content warnings: physical and emotional… Little Thieves and Painted Devils

Spooky book cover for Through The Woods. Includes woods, red moon, house and skeleton tree branches.

Spooky Season Calls for Great YA Graphic Novels

With spooky season upon us, we’re going to highlight five young adult graphic novels for Halloween to get you in the mood. These are good for teenagers and adults alike!… Spooky Season Calls for Great YA Graphic Novels

Cover of Feel Good Food. Picture of dish with green peas and other vegetables and pasta.

New Cookbooks to Make Fall Cooking Easier

I love a good cookbook. Even if I only get one recipe out of a cookbook, it is worth it to me to look through it! That’s why using the… New Cookbooks to Make Fall Cooking Easier

Cover of The Spirit Glass. Young woman looking at mirror, sees a ghost in the mirror.

Rick Riordan Presents

Fury of the Dragon Goddess. Chadda, Sarwat. Los Angeles : Disney Hyperion, 2023. The Spirit Glass. Chokshi, Roshani. Los Angeles : Disney/Hyperion, 2023. Most likely, your kids know all about… Rick Riordan Presents

Cover of The Twyford Code. Cream cover, blue writing, book in center. Red footprints trail over the book and the upper right corner of the book.

The Twyford Code

The Twyford Code. Hallett, Janice. New York : Atria Books, 2023. Content Warnings: Death, Violence, Gun Violence, Murder, Death of Parent, Abandonment, Domestic Abuse, Kidnapping Steven “Smithy” Smith has recently… The Twyford Code

Cover of Family Lore. Picture of wicker chair, orange pillow, flowers on side, Family Lore Elizabeth Acevedo in yellow.

Great New Books to Enjoy During National Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated Sept. 15-Oct. 15 each year.  One way to celebrate is to read Hispanic fiction, and we have a great list for you! Adult Fiction… Great New Books to Enjoy During National Hispanic Heritage Month

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Five Back to School Books for Young Elementary School Readers

Since Alamance-Burlington schools are finally back in session, we’re going to celebrate this week with five great picture and easy reader books about school! Fiona Goes to School by Richard… Five Back to School Books for Young Elementary School Readers

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I Never Thought of It That Way

“I never thought of it that way : how to have fearlessly curious conversations in dangerously divided times.” Guzmán, Mónica. Dallas, TX : BenBella Books, Inc., [2022] This is the… I Never Thought of It That Way

Delicate Condition

Delicate condition. Valentine, Danielle. Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Landmark, [2023] Trigger warnings: miscarriage, infertility, harm to animals Every person who has been pregnant or wants/wanted to be pregnant will see… Delicate Condition

Cover of Tilly in Technicolor. Room full of natural light, large window. Boy lying on bed. Girl standing on bed leaning over him with a camera. He's reaching up in mock protest as she takes a photo of him.

Tilly in Technicolor

Eddings, Mazey. Tilly in Technicolor. New York : Wednesday Books, 2023. I absolutely loved this neurodivergent romance! I would categorize it as YA/New Adult. The spice level is low, with… Tilly in Technicolor

Cover of Grounded. Four Muslim tweens running through airport, can see lightning bolts in windows behind them.

Grounded

Saeed, Aisha, Al-Marashi, Huda, Thompkins-Bigelow, Jamilah and Ali, S.K. “Grounded.” New York : Amulet Books, 2023. This is a really great story for tweens, told by a bevy of Muslim… Grounded

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