Staff Picks to Go

Don’t know what to read next and pressed for time? Check out our Staff Picks To Go!

Staff Picks To Go are book bags containing six books for adults and a CD audiobook or DVD, all on the same theme and carefully chosen by a librarian. The bag also includes a list of similar titles at the library for you to explore on your own. Each set is based on a different theme, ranging from Man’s Best Friend (great fiction and nonfiction about dogs) to Crimes in Cold Climes (for those who love Nordic mysteries), and much more!

How to find a set?

You can browse a complete list of our Staff Picks To Go. This list is in Title order, but you can sort it by Author or Year. You can also limit your search to available items to show only the sets currently available for borrowing.

How to return a set?

The complete set (all seven items) should be returned in the cloth bag with the reading guide to the Service Desk at your nearest library branch. Please do not place the set in the book return chute because the set will come apart and delay the turnaround period for the next borrower.

Lost book? Returned late? Renewals?

It’s very important to return all items together in the cloth bag (books plus reading list) and on time since others are waiting. The set is not considered returned unless complete. If material is returned late, the charge is $1.50 a day. If you happen to lose a book(s) you will be charged the replacement cost for each book lost. There are no renewals, since the loan period has already been extended to six weeks.


For information on borrowing, loan periods and overdues, see Borrowing.