Tools to help find books you'd be interested in.

Recently I was browsing the new book section of our shelves and noted that we have quite a variety of new books on the topic of foods and cooking. Many of them are filled with colorful photos.  Here are some of the titles:
    -The Diabetes Comfort Food Cookbook: foods to fill you up, not out!
    -Brownies! Favorite recipes for brownies, blondies & bar cookies
    -The Mexican Slow Cooker: recipes for mole, enchiladas, carnitas & more…
    -James Oliver’s Meals in Minutes
    -Real Simple Easy, Delicious Home Cooking
    -The Encyclopedia of Sandwiches
    The holidays are coming and you may get ideas from the following food books:
    -Delicious Gifts: Edible Creations to Make & Give
    -The Joy of Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free Baking
There are several more new titles in this area.  Let us know if we can help you. We will also be glad to assist you in requesting other food/cooking books.
Are you looking for fiction reading suggestions?  Go to our homepage: and click on Shelf Talk.  There are lots of sites about books:  
    -Library Thing supplies read-a-likes for titles based on user interests.
    -Good Reads provides recommended reads based on GoodReads user interests.
    -Book Browse is your guide to exceptional books and read-a-likes.
    -Shelfari: See what your friends are reading. Create virtual bookshelves for your books to keep track of what you’ve read. Discuss your favorite books in a book club. There are also lists of LARL Staff Picks and NPR Books.
    -One other tool:  What’s Next (Books in Series). This database was created by the Kent Library District and is a great tool for when you don't know the next book in the series you're reading.

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Please visit the Crookston Library located at 110 Ash St. N, call us at (218) 281-4522 or e-mail at for more information on programs and events or if you’d like help finding books and other materials that you need. You can also go online at to search for information.  Crookston Library is a branch of Lake Agassiz Regional Library.