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Staff Favorites

Oprah's Picks

Staff Favorites

Lynn White - Director
Elise Barlow - Children' s Librarian
  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
  • The Christmas Train by David Baldacci
  • Mayflower by Nathaniel Philbrick
  • The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
  • Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan
  • The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart
  • Horray for Amanda and her Alligator by Mo Willems

Lisa Bower Courtney - Reference Serivces
Molly Senior - Circulation Supervisor
  • East of Eden by John Steinbeck
  • Cemetery of Forgotten Books Series by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
  • The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin
  • The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
  • Cutting for Stone byAbraham Verghese
  • The Miss Zukas Series by Jo Dereske
  • A Year in Japan by Kate Williamson
  • Felted Knits by Beverly Galeskas
  • Valley of the Moon: A Novel by Melanie Gideon


  • Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
  • The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven by Sherman Alexie
  • Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver
  • The Absence of Angels by W.S. Penn
  • Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now by Maya Angelou
  • The Tale of Despereaux by Kate Angelou
  • A Certain Slant of Light by Laura Whitcomb
  • Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

Laurie Marconis - Administrative Assistant
Rebecca Empoliti - Reference Assistant
  • Woman in Red by Eileen Goudge
  • The Woods by Harlan Coben
  • Sweetwater Creek by Anne Rivers Siddons
  • Summer of Roses by Luanne Rice
  • Move to Strike by Perri O' Shaughnessy
  • Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkein
  • Harry Potter Series by J. K. Rowling

Lisa Bilodeau - Technical Services
Jessica Archambault - Children's Assistant
  • World With No End by Ken Follet
  • Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
  • Hide by Lisa Gardner
  • Gone by Lisa Gardner
  • 10th Anniversary by James Patterson
  • Put it on the list by Kristen Darbyshire
  • Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldan
  • Ladybug Girl by David Soman
  • Sister's Grimm Series by Michael Buckley
  • Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor

Diane Allaire - Circualtion Assistant
Ann Savastio - Circualtion Assistant
  • Black Creek Crossing by John Saul
  • Rooms by Lauren Oliver
  • Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
  • Message in a Bottle by Nicholas Sparks
  • The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon
  • Phantoms by Dean Koontz
  • Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  • Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
  • Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis
  • Leo the Late Bloomer by Jose Aruego

Trevor Jones - Library Page

Jini Davis - Library Page

  • Touching Spirit Bear - Ben Mikaelsen
  • The Road - Cormac McCarthy
  • Hunger Games Trilogy - Suzanne Collins
  • Where the Red Fern Grows - Wilson Rawls
  • Life as We Knew it - Susan Beth Pfeffer
  • Seventeen Magazine

Oprahs' Picks

Oprah's Book Club 2.0®

Wild by Cheryl Strayed

The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis

The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

Ruby by Cynthia Bond



Oprah's Book Club


Oprah's Classics List


Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

While I Was Gone by Sue Miller

The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

Back Roads by Tawni O'Dell

Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende

Gap Creek by Robert Morgan

A Map of the World  by Jane Hamilton

Vinegar Hill by A. Manette Anysay

River, Cross My Heart  by Breena Clarke

Tara Road by Maeve Binchy

Mother of Pearl by Melinda Haynes

White Oleander by Janet Fitch

The Pilot's Wife by Anita Shreve

The Reader by Bernhard Schlink

Jewel  by Bret Lott

Where the Heart Is by Billie Letts

Midwives by Chris Bohjalian

What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day  by Pearl Cleage

I Know This Much Is True by Wally Lamb

Breath, Eyes, Memory by Edwidge Danticat

Black and Blue by Anna Quindlen

Here on Earth by Alice Hoffman

Paradise by Toni Morrison

Meanest Thing to Say by Bill Cosby

The Treasure Hunt by Bill Cosby

The Best Way to Play by Bill Cosby

Ellen Foster by Kaye Gibbons

A Virtuous Woman by Kaye Gibbons

A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines

Songs in Ordinary Time by Mary McGarry Morris

The Heart of a Woman by Maya Angelou

Rapture of Canaan by Sheri Reynolds

Stones from the River by Ursula Hegi

She's Come Undone by Wally Lamb

The Book of Ruth by Jane Hamilton

Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison

The Deep End of the Ocean  by Jacquelyn Mitchard

Drowning Ruth by Christina Schwarz

House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus III

We were the Mulvaneys by Joyce Carol Oates

Icy sparks by Gwen Hyman Rubin

Stolen lives: Twenty Years in a Desert Jail by Malika Oufkir, et al

Cane River by Lalita Tademy

The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen 

A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry

Fall on Your Knees by Ann Marie MacDonald

Sula by Toni Morrison

A Million Little Pieces by James Frey

Night by Elie Wiesel

The Road by Cormac McCarthy

Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follet

New Earth by Eckhart Tolle

Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski

Say You're One of Them by Uwen Akpan

Freedom by Jonathan Franzen


East of Eden by John Steinbeck

Cry the beloved country by Alan Paton

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez 

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck

As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner

Light in August by William Faulkner

The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

Tale of two cities by Charles Dickens




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