Reading Recommendations

Pirates Community Read 2020Join our 2020 Community Read!

It's so easy to do. Simply stop by the library to check out any of our recommended books on our PIRATE BOOK LIST. Then engage with your neighbors to chat about what you've read! We can't wait to hear about the conversations that are sparked by reading books on this shared theme. 



Find your next great book to read with BookBrowseGoodReadsNoveList, and Pinterest


BookBrowse includes reviews, book news, editor's choices, read-alikes, an entire section dedicated to book groups, author interviews and biographies, and more.  BookBrowse only contains books considered to be exceptional by BookBrowse staff, both fiction and non-fiction.







Join the NPML Online Reading Group at and find out what other readers in New Providence recommend. Online discussions are held during the Adult Summer Reading program and sometimes at other times of the year. A GoodReads account, which is free, is required.

NoveList and NoveList K-8

NoveList provides series information, discussion questions, awards lists, recommended reads by genre, and read-alikes. You may also search for books by appeal (type of writing style, tone, pace, character or storyline). Fiction only.


NoveList K-8 is for books for children and teens. Novelist K-8 provides series information, awards lists, and lists of recommended reads by age and genre.  You may also search for books by appeal (type of writing style, tone, pace, character, illustration or storyline). Fiction only.

Novelist K-8 



Browse the library's Pinterest board reading lists for ideas and suggestions for what to read, including staff picks, books set in New Jersey, and book club books.

Upcoming Events

Jan 01 12:00AM-Community Read - Pirates!
Jan 28 10:00AM-Storytime- Ages 4, 5, 6
Jan 28 01:00PM-Movie - Downton Abbey
Jan 28 01:00PM-Teen Study Space
Jan 28 03:30PM-LEGO Club!

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