What to Read Next

The Essex Library Association offers many ways for you to discover new books, series and genres. This page is dedicated to helping you find what you want to read next!

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Just Arrived

Adult Book StackAdult Books

View the latest titles added to our Adult Collection by accessing our New Release Alerts page.



Teen Book TitlesTeen Books

See the latest additions to the Essex Library’s Teen section.



Children's Book ShelfChildren’s Books

Learn which new books have been added to the Children’s Department.



Essex Library Book Group Selections

Book DiscussionBook Groups

The Essex Library hosts several book groups. To view latest selections and learn when each group will meet, visit the Essex Library book group page.


Readers’ Advisory Websites

BookBrowse: https://www.bookbrowse.com/
BookBrowse is an online magazine for booklovers – including reviews, previews, “behind the book” backstories, author interviews, reading guides, and much more.

LibraryReads: https://www.libraryreads.org/
LibraryReads primary purpose is to help connect librarians’ favorite books to as many readers as possible! Additionally, the site showcases the incredible power that public library staff has in helping to building word-of-mouth for new books, as well as the important role librarians play in creating audiences for authors.

LibraryThing: https://www.librarything.com/
LibraryThing allows you to catalog your books from Amazon, the Library of Congress and 1051 other libraries, catalog your movies and music, find new books to read, discuss what you love with other committed bibliophiles, track and lend your books, and snag a book from over 2000 early-release books every month.

What Should I Read Next?: http://www.whatshouldireadnext.com/
What should I Read Next allows you to enter a book you like so the site can analyze its huge database of real readers’ favorite books to provide specific book recommendations and suggestions.

Essex Library Blogs

Shortlist Blog IconThe Shortlist Blog

The Shortlist blog provides “millions of reasons to read and enjoy the Essex Library…one at a time.”

Essex Library Newsletter

What to Read, Watch, and Do Next?

Each month the Essex Library publishes a newsletter highlighting new books and movies in the library collection, book group choices, library services and collections, and how to find more information online. Our latest newsletter is the 2020 May Edition!



Ask Us!

QuestionsAsk A Librarian

We are always happy to help with your next book selection. Visit us at the front desk or give us a call at 860-767-1560.

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Library Materials Return Begins May 20th

Essex Library will begin accepting returned materials on May 20th in our parking lot at specific times. Click for important return information.

Essex Library Park & Pickup Service to Begin Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Contact-free pickup will be available Tuesday – Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. from a designated table in the library’s main parking lot.

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