Reading Recommendations

We are happy to provide Brantford with a variety of ways to find their next read. 

This page shows all of the reading recommendations options available to you through the Library.

Top Authors

Here's a quick list of some of the most-popular authors with our readers. These are linked directly to our catalogue:

John GrishamKen FollettJodi PicoultLouise PennyJanet EvanovichNita ProseRachel LeeMaureen ChildBeverly Long, Colleen Hoover

Online Catalogue

Our online catalogue allows you to search by keyword, author name and more. Plus, you can filter all of your searches for age group, genre and more. 

Our catalogue also has pages showing new titles that have just been added to our collection and both award-winning and bestseller lists

It also features regular staff-curated reading lists on topics such as Black History Month, new hot fiction, Mental Health, and more.

You can also log in to your library account and request items through our online catalogue and also save books onto your personal digital "read later" shelf. 

Emailed Book Lists

We send out email alerts about new books in various genres, including mystery, biography, New York Times Bestsellers and more.

Sign up for whatever lists you are interested in to reading recommendations delivered straight to your email

These emailed book lists are linked directly to our online catalogue, which makes it easy to reserve books. 


Our NoveList service provides reading recommendations based on genre, authors and more. Plus, it is linked to our online catalogue, which means you can request copies of books you want to read. 

There is also a NoveList service that provides recommendations for kids and teens.

Watch a NoveList tutorial video.

Our Staff!

We provide thousands of reading recommendations to customers each year. Visit our Main or St. Paul Branch and ask staff what they are reading or tell them about the kind of books you enjoy. We're happy to provide recommendations! Just think of it like a real-life GoodReads.

You can also get personalized reading recommendations from Brantford Public Library staff by filling out this online form.

Grab and Go Bags
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Grab and Go Bags

Whether you are limiting your trips out, looking for books on a certain topic or are just wanting to try something new, try our Grab and Go service. 

Fill out the Grab and Go request form and let us know what type of books you are looking for. Then, our staff will put together a bag and contact you when it's ready to be picked up.  

Bags can be picked up from Main or St. Paul Branch during operating hours.

Children's bags will contain ten items and adult bags will have five items.

Call the Library at 519-756-2220 ext. 5 if you would like to reserve a bag over the phone.

Adult Recommendations

Get recommendations for adults in our regular YouTube reading recommendations videos. These videos feature short reviews submitted by our staff and customers.

Submit a review of  a book you've read. It may be used in a future episode.

Kid's Recommendations

podcast where library staff provide reading recommendations for kids and tweens.

We've created book lists geared to teens. These are linked directly to our online catalogue, so you can easily request a book that appeals to you.