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As part of LBPD's mission to provide you with a wide variety of books to read, we have created this page of curated reading lists reflecting trending topics and favorite genres.  You can request these books or make recommendations to us by:

Phone:  410-230-2443
Online catalog:

Please note: 
Even more reading resources, reading apps, and materials can be found on the Additional Resources Page.


Community Reads

Below are curated lists inspired by our library community, chosen by the library's staff. Lists are provided in a PDF format for accessibility purposes. 

Adult Reading Lists

Anti-Racist Book List
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
Black Authors
Beach Book List
Halloween Book List
Language Learning List​
Marylandia Collection
Native American Heritage Month Book List
National Book Fest List
Road Trip Book List
Sacred Texts in Foregin Languages​
Thanksgiving Book List​

Youth Reading Lists

Antiracist Resources for Youth
Hispanic Heritage Month Book List​​

Where to find more reading materials:


Bookshare® is an ebook library that makes reading easier. Members can access a huge collection of ebooks and read their way with the most customizable ebooks for people with reading barriers. The library  provides this service for FREE to all library patrons. 

Maryland Digital eLibrary ​Consortium​

Many Maryland public libraries offer free access to eBooks and eAudiobooks through the Maryland Digital eLibrary Consortium. Using the free OverDrive and Libby apps and a library card, library patrons can access books on their smart devices.​ **Note: Your local public library may additional free digital reading resources. Please visit​​ to find your local library. **

International Children's Digital Library Foundation

The mission of the International Children's Digital Library Foundation (ICDL Foundation) is to support the world's children in becoming effective members of the global community - who exhibit tolerance and respect for diverse cultures, languages, and ideas -- by making the best in children's literature available online free of charge.​