Readers' Advisory at Rockport Public Library
Can you help me find a good book to read?
Here at Rockport Public Library we take this question seriously.
What is Readers' Advisory?
"Putting people together with the books they want to read is the purpose of a readers' advisory service.
Knowing the literature, knowing the reader, and facilitating the meeting of the two are the key to being an effective
readers' advisor". Source: Herald, Diana Tixier. Genreflecting: a guide to reading interests in Genre Fiction. Englewood Colorado: Libraries Unlimited, 2000.
Simply put... it is all about matching the reader with just the right book, (or audio, and video) at the right time.
A skilled readers' advisor is familiar with the library collection, their patrons, and is knowledgeable of other resources available.
We will share these resources with you so you will be able to find your "next good book." This service in not limited to fiction or to printed format.
Readers' Advisory includes non-fiction and audiobooks. If you are an audio book listener you know that much depends on the reader of the story.
Have you read all of the books by your favorite author and want to read something similar?
Are you confused about how to go about finding the next book in a series?
Do you like to talk about books you've read with others?
Are you stumped about what to read next?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions we can help.
The following links will take you to some suggested reading lists by Rockport patrons. Enjoy!
- Rockport Readers Recommend...
This page has books recently added to the library and a list of recommendations from Rockport Public Library users.
Another great resource for you to try is NoveList found on Marvel! Maine's Virtual Library.
Go to www.maine.gov/marvel/ and click on NoveList. If you need help using this resource, we're happy to show you how.
Other useful links for book lovers...
Good Reads from Downers Grove Public Library Fiction
Good Reads from Downers Grove Public Library Non Fiction