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Resources for Book Lovers

Since libraries are all about readers, we have created this page to help book lovers find their next favorite book.  Below are two clickable icons for sites that will help by identify books you’d like to read. 


  • BookBrowse is a subscription based guide for books that we've purchased for our library cardholders. To access, you just need your LME Library card. 
  • BookBrowse is an online magazine for booklovers - including reviews, previews, "behind the book" back stories, author interviews, reading guides, and much more.
  • BookBrowse seeks out these gems from both established writers and first time authors - novels that whisk you to unfamiliar times and places, thrillers that are more than just 'page-turners', and thought-provoking non-fiction that entertains as it informs.
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  • To use Literature Map, type in an author’s name and this engine will generate a map of read-alike authors. The closer two authors are, the more likely someone will like both of them. 
  • Be sure to vet the authors--sometimes authors someone else may think matches, doesn't necessarily mean you'll see the relationship!
  • FantasticFiction is the best place to go to find out the titles and order of series. 
  • Say you like James Patterson’s Alex Cross books—which one is the first of the series? FantasticFiction can tell you as well as all Patterson’s other series titles.
  • Entries also include author biographies, books recommended by the authors, and lists of similar authors.

Now that you know what you want to read, how do you find out if we own it?  

By using our library catalog, RSAcat.  The LME Library is a member of the Resource Sharing Alliance which makes it easy for our users to search and to borrow materials from almost 200 libraries in central Illinois. RSAcat is our library online catalog and is how our staff and patron searches for materials in our collection.  RSAcat can be limited to one library or all of the RSAcat When you search for items from our LME Library homepage, materials are first limited to the LME Library collection.  

Only want to check to see if we have it in ebook format? 

Now you can search both our ebook services through our library catalog at:

Did you know about LME Library’s book group?

LME Library has an active bookgroup that has been meeting for more than a decade.  It’s called the “Talk About a Good Book” group and we usually meet in person on the last Monday of the month. All our welcome--just stop in to pick up a book!  Information is posted about the books we’re reading on our bookgroup blog or call the library at 385-4540.

Wondering what other local book groups are reading?

Visit the RSA bookgroup page at

Looking for online book groups? We have several linked below: BookBrowse offers resources for book clubs, including advice, reading guides, and book club Q&As. You can also join other BookBrowsers to discuss books online. This is a library subscription database and REMOTE USERS MUST BE A LME LIBRARY CARD HOLDER TO ACCESS THIS SITE. Book and Reading Discussion Forums for Readers is an online message boards for readers, book lovers and writers. The forum book discussions last for 2 or 3 months each and are staggered so new book discussions are starting every month. You'll find all the information you need directly: book titles, authors, genres, start and end dates for discussions, and links to the discussion forums. Author interviews or live chats may be scheduled for each book.  BGO is the place for readers to discuss what they’ve read, whether they love it or hate it!  In addition to all things bookish, they also have the Anything But Books area where other media and issues are discussed and games are played. has many online book discussions groups.  Here are some of our favorites: This group discusses books from the 101 books to read before you die list. They read one book from the list per month. To complement the 101 books to read before you die list, they also have a list of 100 children's books. A book club at Frisco Public Library that explores and discusses quality fiction and nonfiction in all genres. All are welcome to join the online discussions as well as attend the meetings on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the library. Our very own LME Library’s bookgroup for those interested in discussing the book online.  


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