Road Trip Books

What better way to celebrate summer than with a road trip. Whether you're planning an actual road trip, just doing some armchair traveling, or want to dive into an epic road novel you maybe haven't read before, this list has something for everyone.Here's a link to the list on our catalog -  Road Trip Book … [Read More]

“The Blacktongue Thief” by Christopher Buehlman

The Blacktongue Thief By Christopher Buehlman   I received an ARC of The Blacktongue Thief from Macmillan-Tor/Forge in exchange for an honest review.   If you follow speculative fiction in the online book community, The Blacktongue Thief has likely been appearing over and over in your feed; it’s probably the most-buzzed-about release of 2021. This … [Read More]

Technological Dystopias

Who says summer is just for beach reads? These 9 books are technological dystopias, which is a genre that explores what happens when governments and corporations use technology to control access to resources and provide more power for the already powerful. Ironic, isn't it, that we're sharing this list on Facebook and that half of … [Read More]

YA Friday

 It's #YAFriday!  This week we're highlighting books that fans of Riverdale--a television series follows Archie Andrews' life in the small town of Riverdale and explores the darkness hidden behind its seemingly perfect image.  This booklist is part of our "recommended reads for fans of" series of booklists.    [Read More]

Iowa Books

  Looking to read something local(ish)? Here are 9 books set in or about Iowa for your next read. Use this link to see all these books in our catalog. Also, did you know DPL librarians love to make book lists? To find them, head to the catalog page at and click on the  << … [Read More]

Find-It Tuesday

Did you know May is National Inventor's Month?  National Inventors Month was started in 1998 by the United Inventors Association of the USA (UIA-USA), the Academy of Applied Science, and Inventors’ Digest magazine to celebrate invention and creativity. “We want to recognize those talented, brave individuals who dare to be blatantly creative, and therefore different, and whose accomplishments affect every … [Read More]