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New Materials List

Most recent book purchases. Check the end of the list for upcoming releases by very popular authors that are available in our catalog for advance holds.


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Database of reading recommendations, reviews, author info, lists and more. NOTE: Access with your valid Pekin Library Card Number



Top 10 books published this month that librarians across the country love. Find out about the newest books based on librarian reviews.


Stop, You're Killing Me

Mystery lovers can search by author, character and book series. Lists of award winners in multiple categories


Detailed book and movie reviews from many different genres of books (we like “Plots/Themes” and “Writing Style” sections at the bottom)


For Kids

Common Sense Media for age-based educational ratings and reviews of books for concerned parents