Talk with a Librarian

If you want to get reading suggestions or talk about the books that you like to read, please feel free to call the Youth Services librarians at 757.259.4055, stop by the Youth Services Desk at either library building, or visit our Mobile LIbrary Services van in your neighborhood.

Looking For a Good Book?

Williamsburg Regional Library's award-winning Looking for a Good Book? service began in October, 2004.  Since then, over 800 readers have taken advantage of the service, using either the Library’s paper or Web-based questionnaire to create a profile of their personal reading interests.  Librarians have then used those profiles to develop custom reading lists, based on books and authors that the readers have already enjoyed as well as on the readers’ literary likes and dislikes. 

Looking for a Good Book Reader Profile Forms

In a reading rut? Fill out our online reader profile, and WRL librarians will create a list of books and authors you might enjoy. If you have already used our reading recommendation service and want another set of suggestions, use our follow-up form.

Reader Profile Form 

Followup Form

Williamsburg Regional Library's award-winning Looking for a Good Book? service began in October, 2003.  Since then, over 1000 readers have taken advantage of the service, using either the Library’s paper or Web-based questionnaire to create a profile of their personal reading interests.  Librarians have then used those profiles to develop custom reading lists, based on books and authors that the readers have already enjoyed as well as on the readers’ literary likes and dislikes.

Pied Piper Pics

Here at Pied Piper Pics, Youth Services Librarians from the Williamsburg Regional Library in Virginia offer reviews of their favorite picture books. These reviewers are experienced in providing storytimes to children of all ages, and have been known to read aloud to an adult or two in their time as well. It is the opinion of the WRL’s Youth Services staff that picture books have something to offer to readers of all ages. Each review suggests appropriate age level of the reader, as well as the most suitable audience.

 

Pied Piper Pics - Recent Items

TumbleBook Description

TumbleBookLibrary is a collection of animated, talking books, puzzlers, quizzes and other resources. These books are created from existing picture books, which have been licensed from children's book publishers.

TumbleBookLibrary Links

NoveList

NoveList offers readers of all ages a variety of tools for finding new authors and titles to enjoy. You can get suggestions for books and/or authors similar to your current favorites.You can also search by subject or theme, see award lists, and read book reviews.

Search Novelist

Type in a favorite book or author to find read-alike suggestions. Outside the library you will need to enter your library card number to complete the search


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