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The Reader Services Staff provides services and programs to assist you
with finding a wealth of resources and materials for a wide range of reading interests.
Call 847-729-7500 x 7600, visit the Readers Service Desk
or send an online request for assistance from a Reader Advisor.
Save-The-Date! Local Author Fair, Saturday, November 7, 11 AM-2 PM. Details here
appy hour

You’re Invited! Friday Night “Appy Hour”

Friday, September 25, 5:30-7 PM
Community Room

Join us for a Friday Night “Appy Hour.” Library staff will be on hand to demonstrate the many library apps and services that are available FREE for your smartphone, tablet, or portable device. Enjoy appetizers and a live jazz performance by Terra Sounds School of Music & Arts in the Lobby. While parents get “Appy,” kids (ages 4 & up) can have fun in a nearby room with crafts and stories, hosted by teen volunteers. Take a sneak peak of the Library apps, then come learn how to get the most out of them with staff experts. Your RSVP is appreciated. Glenview library card required.

Download Your Invitation (PDF)


book discussion groups

Fall 2015 Special
Book Discussions

Literary Latte Hour (PDF)

Groups at the Library

All Things Spanish

2014 (PDF)
2015 (PDF)

BookBites: Reading Social

February-March 2015 (PDF)
March-May 2015 (PDF)
June-August 2015 (PDF)
September-November 2015 (PDF)

BOOKit! Exploring Nonfiction

2014 (PDF)
2015 (PDF)

Monday Afternoon Page Turners

2014 (PDF)
2015 (PDF)

Much Ado About Mysteries

2014 (PDF)
2015 (PDF)

Collections for Book Clubs

Book Club in a Bag (PDF)

Kits that contain 12 copies of each title plus discussion guides. Perfect to check out for your personal book club.

Book Discussion Collection

Multiple copies of specially selected titles are available for your book club.

Complete Collection List (PDF)

Search the Book Discussion Collection in the Library Catalog

Resources for Book Clubs

NoveList® Plus

An online resource for book discussion groups that includes author information, a summary of the book, discussion questions (and answers), resources, and further reading suggestions. Glenview Library card required.

Helpful Websites

Online resources to help develop and manage your book club.


online cataloges
Glenview Library Catalog

Start your search with the Glenview Library catalog. Locate materials, manage borrowed items, track interests, and connect with the library community.

Catalog Guide (PDF)

Welcome to the Enterprise Catalog System.

OCLC First Search: WorldCat®

Glenview Library cardholders can search for books, periodicals, and other materials from libraries worldwide. Visit the OCLC First Search and look for the WorldCat® link.

Suggest An Item

Can’t find an item in the collection? Glenview Library cardholders may suggest and item to added to the Library’s collection with this online request form.


Personally Yours Customized Booklist

Welcome to Personally Yours, an exciting new service that allows Glenview Library cardholders to receive a customized list of book titles prepared by the Library’s Readers Advisory staff. Simply fill out the online reading preferences questionnaire to receive a book list designed just for you.

Readers Shelf

Explore read-a-like recommendations by title, author, or genre.


online toolkit

Handy resources to guide and enrich your reading experience.

Ask A Reader Advisor

Readers Advisors provide help to patrons with reading suggestions, book lists, book reviews, and author biographies. Fill out an online request form and a Readers Advisor will reply as soon as possible.

Book Excerpts by Email

Enjoy 5-minute excerpts of book selections sent in your email.

Helpful Websites for Book Lovers

Explore this extensive list of websites covering topical information for the dedicated reader. Topics include book reviews, book club ideas, readers advisory tools, and literary genre information.

The glenVIEW Blog

The Reader Services blog is updated frequently to help you find a book recommendation, read-a-like suggestion, author information, local literary events, and more. Visit often!


Receive email newsletters that provide reading suggestions for all ages in more than twenty reading interest categories —including direct links to the Glenview Public Library’s online catalog. Sign up here.

NoveList® Plus

A readers advisory resource that assists fiction and nonfiction readers of all ages in finding authors, titles, genres, or “read-a-likes” by subject, author, or plot description. NoveList Plus has full-text reviews, book discussion guides, and links to author websites. Glenview Library card required.

Workshops for Readers

Computer Workshops and eReader assistance to help expand your reading experience.


explore ebooks & emagazines

Learn how to download digital books, audiobooks, magazines, movies, music & TV Shows with MyMediaMall, Zinio and hoopla.

glenview blog
The glenVIEW Blog
For Books, Movies, & Music Posts

A readers’ resource that assists with finding authors, titles, genres, and “read-a-likes” by subject, plot description, and more.