Resources for Readers and Writers

Resources for Writers

Register for free online classes offered by Gale Courses. Topics include writing essentials, writing for children, fiction writing, write and publish your nonfiction. Classes are instructor-led and last for six weeks. New sessions start every month. 

Participate in Writers in the Schools program and meet other local writers.

Don't forget to check perennial author favorites such as Literary Marketplace, Writer's Market, Complete Guide to Self-Publishing and Guide to Literary Agents. Many locations also receive Writer, Writer's Digest and Poets & Writers magazines. Check our catalog for latest editions and available locations.

What to Read Next

Get a personalized reading list just for you!

Let our expert library staff create a custom list based on your preferences. Simply submit the form linked above and we will send you a list in a few days. 

Looking for a book to read? Not sure where to start? Let these reading lists help you. 

Food, Glorious Food
Books - Films
Clutter Control
Roam Your Way Home
Healing Books

Other places to look for your next read

Start by checking out our Books and Readers resources first.

20SomethingReads: Features great book selections for readers in their twenties.
Fantastic Fiction: Find book lists for more than 30,000 authors. Great for finding titles in a series.
FictFact: Literally hundreds of titles in series. Search by author or series title.
Fiction DB: A one-stop source for most of the information you might want about fiction books and authors. Includes titles in series, author pseudonyms, and similar titles and authors listings. Use "sliders" for different criteria to get suggestions that closely match your needs. Explore book lists.
Flashlight Worthy: Hundreds of books lists covering a wide range of topics.
WhatShouldIReadNext: Simple search by title or author.  Gives you a lengthy list of read-alikes.
BookRiot: Fun site for bibliophiles.  Includes reading lists, podcast recommendations and a store containing awesome bookish accessories.