Books and Reading

​​​​​Search the Catalog​

Find books and audiobooks, music CDs, DVDs and videos, large print materials, foreign language materials, recommended reading and best seller lists and more. 

Digital Library​

Learn about using your library card to access free downloadable resources such as e-books and audiobooks.


View titles recommended by our Youth & Family Services team. The bookshelves are organized by age ranging from birth to Grade 5.

VBPL Recommends​

Find book reviews written by library staff on our VBPL Recommends blog which covers books for all ages.

Use the search function to find specific topics within the blog content, or browse the word cloud of subjects and phrases to find related titles. Links to the VBPL online catalog are included in the reviews so you can quickly check on title availability at our branches. Here are some quick links to reviews in our most popular youth categories:

NoveList ​

​Use NoveList to find fiction and non-fiction books based on books you've already read (read-alikes), or topics in which you are interested in. Explore the “Ages 0-8” and “Ages 9-12” portals to find youth books. Use the “Search for More” feature at the end of each book’s review page to find similar titles.

VBPL Reading Programs

​Find out more about our annual Battle of the B​ooks​​ (for 5th graders and middle school students) and Summer Reading Challenge (for all ages). Even our youngest readers (ages birth to five) can participate in our 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten​ program.

 ​​Early Learning by World Book.

 Early Learning by World Book​ - Stories, games and other activities for early literacy.​ Includes read-along books and other early literacy programs
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