Readers' Services

Reading books at Arlington Heights Memorial Library

Our staff love talking about books and authors and helping you discover your next great read. Browse our book lists or request a personalized list of recommended books to get started. Check out our resources for your own book group and view the library book discussion calendar.

We get hundreds of new books every month. And every month, we send out new lists with interesting, thought-provoking, hot or just-plain-fun books in many different genres. Click the link below and under “What to Read,” select the lists you'd like to have delivered to your email. 

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LitCrate registration is currently full. Registration will open again December, 1st. 

Celebrating Pride Month in Literature

Our Adult Readers Advisors have put together several lists of books and films to better understand current events and the history of LGBTQ+ rights in America.
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Commemorating Juneteenth

June 19, 1865 is the day when the last enslaved people in the United States were told they were free in Galveston, Texas – two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed. June 19 is now known as Juneteenth, a holiday that commemorates the end of slavery and celebrates African-American freedom, culture and achievements.
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Juneteenth Films

Juneteenth is a celebration commemorating the day, June 19th, 1865, that the last enslaved people in the United States were emancipated.
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Book Me - Personalized Reading Suggestions For Adults

Do you want to receive a curated list of recommended books? Complete our Book Me form with your reading preferences and we will send you a list of books you might like.

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Looking for recommendations for kids, tweens or teens? Learn more about our Book Me service for youth here.

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Info Advisors' Choices

Learn about books our Info Advisors have liked and recommend.

Posted by Alisa S on Monday, June 20, 2022

Don't pick up this book looking for a thriller. While there is an element of mystery, and even some suspense in More Than You'll Ever Know, this novel is really more of a riveting character study of two women and their families.
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Library Book Discussions

Please register to join any of our in person book discussions.

Mystery Group - Classic and contemporary mysteries. 

Novel Experience - Popular fiction. 

Science Fiction - Classic and contemporary science fiction. 

Books & Brews - Popular nonfiction. 

Sign up to receive email updates about book discussions:  Book Discussion Emails

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Page Turners Discussion Group

Do you like discussing books, authors and all things reading-related? Join the AHML Page Turners Adult Readers Discussion Group on Facebook! We welcome all group members to ask questions, offer insights and discuss reading interests. 

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For Your Book Group

We have sets of books that you can check out for your book group.

Check out these online resources for book reviews and helpful tools for your own book group.