Cary Library has many Readers' Advisory resources including our new service What's Next?, links to booklists, and even instructions on how to curate your own lists using your library card.
We've recently launched our new virtual personalized recommendations service, What's Next?, to help guide you on the path to continued reading. Simply fill out a form and our staff will come up with some suggestions of what you might be interested in reading next.
Library Card Lists and Reading History
Did you know you can make your own personalized lists using your library card? Follow these steps to make the most out of My Lists after logging into your library account.
- Log into your Minuteman account
- Search for a book or other item
- Click on Add to Cart (small icon under the Request Button)
- Continue adding Items to the Cart
- Click on View Cart (in gray box to right of Request Button)
- Click on Save To List (above your list of books)
- Click on Save to New List (or choose an existing list from the drop down menu)
- Give the list a name and add a description (optional)
Note: To return to a list you’ve created, log into your account, click on My Lists in the left sidebar, and click on the title of the list you want.
If you wish to keep a list of what books you have already borrowed, you may start a reading history in your account by doing the following:
- Log into your Minuteman account
- Select Reading History
- Select the Save Reading History button
Because we value and protect your privacy, our libraries do not save your checkout history by default. Until you choose to "Save Reading History" borrowing history is erased from your record once an item is returned.
- AAPI Voices booklist - a selection of books for children and teens written by authors identifying as Asian American Pacific Islander.
- Black Lives, Black Voices booklist for children through middle school in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Minuteman (MLN) has also created a great adult resource booklist called Social Justice and Black Voices.
Minuteman (MLN) curated booklists
Curated links provided by the Minuteman Library Network including:
Did you know Cary Library has many resources for digital reading in our online collections
Download digital books, audiobooks, and magazines for free using the Libby App from OverDrive. Libby is available for Android, iOS, Windows 10, some Chromebooks, and in your browser. View a video tutorial on how to use Libby.
Hoopla offers a broad selection of streaming and downloadable media in your browser or through the Hoopla app for your mobile device. Borrow up to 3 items per calendar month without needing to put anything on hold. View a video tutorial on how to use Hoopla.
NoveList is an electronic readers' advisory resource which assists fiction readers in finding new authors and titles. View a video tutorial on how to use NoveList.
Page Turner on NECN
Cary Librarians share book recommendations for adults, teens, and kids with Susan Tran in our monthly Page Turner segment on NECN.
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