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My Ideal Bookshelf
Create a display of books highlighting your "ideal bookshelf" using this form, then drop it off at the Library. We'll share your bookshelf on our Facebook page. (This idea is based on the book "My Ideal Bookshelf" by Thessaly LaForce.)
What Do I Read Now?
Just finished a fantastic book, but are stumped about what to read next? Look no further. Oxford Public Library has a wealth of resources to help you find your next great read. Check out one or all of these helpful readers’ advisory tools:
Library staff have created these reading lists to share with you. Suggestions? Please let us know if there is a particular topic you would like to see.
Have personalized lists of books, audios, movies, and music sent right to your Inbox with Bookletters, OPL’s hot readers’ advisory resource. Bookletters also allows you to stay up to date on bestseller lists, award winners and “Books on the Air” (those recently seen on television or heard on the radio). Sign up today. It’s free.
Next Reads by NoveList
Sign up for Oxford Public Library's e-newsletters and get insightful recommendations just for you! Click here to select your favorite topics and sign-up. You can also preview current newsletters.
Want to find read-alikes for your favorite titles and authors or look for all the titles in a series? This database will help you find books that match your reading level and interests to fill up your to-read list! NoveList Plus remote access for Oxford residents only.
The Oxford Public Library staff have hand picked their recommendations especially for you.
Stop by the Library - and Ask A Librarian
Stop by the Reference Desk and ask the librarian on duty what they could recommend for you. Also, check out our patron-penned book reviews, extensive collection of “what to read next” books, and weekly-updated New York Times bestseller list. Additionally, OPL has a variety of book list bookmarks you can take home with you.
Whether you have something specific in mind or are looking to try something new, we at OPL are committed to helping you find your next great read! Visit us today.
Find it with MeLCat
Don’t see the item you’re looking for in eLibrary? There’s still a good chance you’ll be able to get it without purchasing it from the bookstore.
OPL Patrons have access to the Michigan eLibrary Catalog, or MeLCat (for short). MeLCat is a statewide interloan system that allows participating Michigan libraries to share many of the items in their catalogs—including books, and sometimes audio books, DVDs and CDs—with other participating libraries, thus increasing the variety of items available to those libraries’ patrons. This means that if you don’t find what you need in OPL’s shared catalog, there’s a good chance you can find it through MeLCat.
Did you know the Oxford Public Library provides Outreach Services to qualifying homebound patrons? If you or someone you know is unable to physically come to the library to retrieve materials, library staff is available to deliver. Currently many Oxford residents receive library materials delivered to their home to enjoy on a regular basis. Registration is easy and may be done by phone or in person. Specific items may be requested for delivery at any time and/or librarians may make selections based on an individual patron’s interests. Call today to speak with Outreach Services Facilitator: Diane @ phone # (248) 628-3034.
We've added themed activity kits for adults to our Random Stuff Collection. Ukulele, Road Trip Boredom Busters, Getting Ready for Your New Baby, Keep Your Brain Alive and Bird Watching have all been added with more to follow.
Book Discussion Sets
We have multiple copies of popular book club titles available. If you need a suggestion for what to read next for your book club be sure to check out NoveList.
We've created a printable brochure that lists all of the titles in the collection along with a brief description. You can print them here:
We have cake pans that check out. To see the entire list of pans that are available click here.
We now check out games such as Scattegories, Shut the Box, Hanabi and Apples to Apples. Check out our complete list here.
This popular collection rotates on a quarterly basis. We also have a puzzle table at the library if you're in the mood to work on a puzzle without having to set it up at home.