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Georgetown Public Library

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General Information

Hours, location, events and more!

Library Catalog

e-Library (eBooks, Audiobooks, Videos)

Search for books, information from the eReference databases, and more!

WOW!mobile

The WOW!mobile comes to the Sun City Social Center on Tuesdays 9:00-10:30 and then goes to Cowan Creek 11:00-11:45. When there is a fifth Tuesday in the month (as there is in June) there is no WOW as that is when the vehicle has scheduled maintenance.

You can call the Georgetown Library at 512-930-3551 and request a book be brought to Sun City on the WOW!mobile for checkout with a Georgetown Library card. WOW items cannot be put on reserve through the Library Catalog.

Library cards can be issued on the WOW!mobile with the proper ID.

 

Favorite & Similar Authors (Read-a-Likes)

Goodreads

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Offers brief reviews, summaries, some author interviews, and some book discussion questions for thousands of popular books.  If you create an account, this site will offer recommendations based on your reading habits and favorite authors.  Includes genre recommendations, read-a-likes, series listings, author information, links and title details. 

Similar Authors

Ever wonder who writes in a similar genre or style to your favorite authors? Are you dismayed when you've read everything by your favorite author! This site offers links and information on read-a-likes authors writing similar type books.

Book Browse

This site includes not only read-a-likes, but book reviews, book group discussion questions, and sneak peaks at upcoming titles.

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Book Discussions

Interested in suggestions, book summaries & discussion questions?  Check out the links below!

Lit Lovers

Offers brief plot summaries, book reviews, and discussion questions.  This site also offers suggested titles for book groups. 

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NPR: Books

Author interviews, recommendations and reviews.

Princeton Book Review

Book reviews, recommendations and discussion questions.

Reading Group Guides

Book discussion guides and  top new books tips.

Bookstr

Recommendations and reviews by members.  NOTE:  You can read for free, you do not have to sign up.

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Bestsellers and More

Looking for bestsellers? Looking for free eBooks? Wanting to see if you are eligible for free audiobooks?

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New York Times Bestsellers List

What's popular this week?  The New York Times Bestsellers List offers a peak at the most popular books for fiction, nonfiction, children's, and by subject!  Also included is a brief summary of each title.  

Texas Talking Books Program

This free service to all Texans of all ages provides books via digital cartridge, Braille, large print and cassette.  

The Talking Book Program is available to Texans with visual impairments and those who have physical or learning disabilities that prevent them from using standard print.

Playback equipment can be borrowed from the Talking Books Program. Materials can be downloaded also.  Books are delivered right to your door - free of charge! This programs includes over 80,000 book titles and over 80 magazines.

Contact Information: 1-800-252-9605 (Texas) or 1-866-388-6397.

Project Gutenberg

Over 50,000 free eBooks: free epub or kindle books. Over 100,000 eBooks are available through partner links.

Amazon Free eBooks

Over 80,000 free eBooks for all ages and genres.  Choices can be narrowed by:  release date, average customer review and category.

ManyBooks

Over 33,000 eBooks.  Choices can be narrowed by:  popular,recommended, subject, author and languages.

Barnes & Noble Free eBooks - Nook

Over 1 million free eBooks for all ages and genres. Choices can be narrowed by age and subject.  Note:  These free eBooks are available for the Nook or the free Nook app only!

LibriVox

Free public domain audio-books.

Gizmo's Free Audio-Books

A listing of over 200 sources of free audio-books.  A brief description of what is included and what is required by each site is included. 

 

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