fantasy, Fiction, middle grade fiction, young adult fiction

For Fans of Harry Potter

The story of Harry Potter, "the boy who lived," is a favorite among many lovers of fantasy novels. But what's a reader to do after reading all seven books set at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry? Bring back that magical feeling with these series and standalone novels featuring magic-wielding characters, magical lands, and even magic schools. Curated by Samantha Matherne.

Fiction, music, Nonfiction, young adult fiction

K-Pop Starter Kit

K-Pop is a genre of pop music out of South Korea that has become so popular it now has a global audience. According to NPR's guide to getting into K-Pop, it is “a maximalist dreamland full of color, high concept performances and videos, a plethora of performers and unrivaled choreography.” Whether you’re a K-Pop expert or a newbie, this list will get you going with books and music from our library. Curated by Stephanie Mayeux.

children's books, children's picture books, Fiction, middle grade fiction, read 2021, young adult fiction

January Challenge: Discover a New Author

We know there are tons of authors out there whose books you haven't read before. While this challenge can be met with books published in any year, our list of recommendations are for books published in 2020 that you may not have had a chance to read yet. We hope this challenge will help you discover a new author! Find recommendations for adults, teens, middle graders, and children.

children's books, children's picture books, Fiction, memoir, middle grade fiction, Nonfiction, read 2021, young adult fiction

January Challenge: Explore Louisiana

If you've got the envie to pass a good time, read a book set in the bayou state. And don't forget to tell ya mama an' them about this challenge! Find recommendations for adults, teens, middle graders, and children.