Book Info

♣Book Finders:

Look for books in the LION Catalog or use findIT CT, the State Library catalog.

If you can’t find what you’re looking for, feel free to contact Clara with your request and she will order items through interlibrary loan: 203-245-7365, x29.

Book Tips:

What’s Chris reading this month? Need book suggestions?
Scranton Page Turners
Check this readers advisory blog by Chris Jennings Penders published on Tuesdays 2 or 3 times a month.

Book Reviews:

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LRC100 This comprehensive database provides a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and time frames. Includes full text literary works (novels, essays, poems and short stories).

Find brief reviews, recommendations, book discussion guides and more for thousands of fiction titles.

Book Clubs:

The Scranton Library can provide books for each member of your book club every month.

If you give us a list of the titles you will be reading several months in advance, library staff can have them ready for you in time for your book discussion meeting. (Brand new “hot” titles may not be possible to obtain.)

The Library also needs a list of your book club members. A copy of each book will be requested for each member. Members will receive a phone call or email when their copies arrive.

If you’re not part of a book club already, you can join a club that meets at the library.

For more information, call Clara at 203-245-7365, extension 29 or send her an email at

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