Resources for Readers

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Reading Recommendations

Public libraries will always love readers and their books, and our librarians and staff train to provide the best guidance we can for our readers. Let us help find your next book with these library services:

Book Concierge

Enlist our reference staff in your search for another book to read. Use our online form to tell us about your reading history and preferences. We will notify you when your books are ready.


Search our entire library catalog. Narrow your search by subject area, key word, collection, date published, and more.

New Books on Order

Once we’ve ordered a book, you will be able to see the record in our catalog. Place a hold on any new arrivals that interest you.

Extreme Book Nerd Reading Lists

Our Extreme Book Nerd challenge was designed to help you expand your reading experiences. Browse our reading categories to find inspiration for your next book.


Enlist the help of an online, library-quality website full of book information and read-alike lists.

NoveList K-8

Book information and read-alikes specific to junior books.

OverDrive Ebooks and Audiobooks

Our collection of ebooks and digital audiobooks may be just the right solution for you. Read or listen on a mobile device using the OverDrive or Libby apps. Need help with OverDrive? Start here. Want to learn more about Libby, click here.

Request a New Purchase

Idaho Falls Public Library patrons, did you find a book that we don’t have in our collection? Tell us about it. If we purchase it, we’ll put you on the hold list.

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Reading Programs

Our reading programs exist for our readers. We think about you when we create them. We think about your reading experience. We think about ways to help you explore new horizons and continually rediscover the reasons you love to read!

Extreme Book Nerd

This program runs annually from January through mid-December. Read 50 books from 50 different categories. Complete the challenge and earn an Extreme Book Nerd hoodie. Sign up anytime between January and the end of July.

Extreme Book Nerd for Kids

This year-long reading challenge for our junior patrons begins in February and ends in January of the following year. Read 25 books selected from 26 categories. Complete the challenge and earn an Extreme Book Nerd for Kids hoodies. Sign up anytime between January and the end of August.

Summer Reading

Summer brings many opportunities, not least of which include summer reading! Amidst your summer play, take time to relax in the cool shade with a book. Just picture it … the birds are singing, there are kids playing nearby, there is a cool breeze in the shade … and there you are, kicked back with an exciting new book … the feel of the pages … the smell of the book … summer will never be complete without reading. Keep your summer in balance by signing up for the Idaho Falls Public Library’s Summer Reading program.

Winter Reading

When it gets cold in Idaho Falls, it stays cold. And sometimes it’s downright dreary. But wait! There are thousands of bright and exciting new adventures waiting for you at the Idaho Falls Public Library. Come get your books, then grab your favorite blanket and curl up with a new, exciting reading adventure. Winter’s cold blast mellows when you warm your imagination with reading!

Book Clubs

Are you looking for a book club? Do you have a book club, but need help finding resources? Libraries love to support readers in their interaction with one another. After all, why shouldn’t you talk about that amazing book that just changed your life forever?

Book Club in a Bag

The Idaho Falls Public Library has a collection of book club sets reserved exclusively for local book clubs. View our list of available book sets, then send a member of your club to pick one up at our adult reference desk in Idaho Falls.

IFPL Book Club, Chapter 2

Are you looking for a book club? Why not join ours? Our book club meets monthly at the Idaho Falls Public Library. See what we’re currently reading.

IFPL Book Club, Chapter 3

New in 2018, the third chapter in the ongoing IFPL Book Club story. This afternoon book club meets on the first Thursday of each month. See what we’re currently reading in this book club.