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Besides locating books to read, users can learn more about books and authors through author read-alikes, feature articles, book discussion guides, and booktalks. NoveList contains materials for all ages including picture books, children's "chapter" books, young adult titles and books for adult readers.

Updated monthly, the NoveList database integrates information from a variety of sources. New author read-alikes, feature articles, book discussion guides, and booktalks are also added monthly. Click here to begin searching for recommended authors and titles.

How-To Guides

Downloadable Audiobooks (PDF)
Download and listen to best selling and classic Audiobooks 24/7 on your PC, laptop, PDA or MP3 player, at home, in the office or anywhere! Here’s a guide to get you started.

Downloadable eBooks (PDF)
Use this guide to learn how to browse, check out and download digital versions of the latest, bestselling books.

Kindle Beginner's Guide (PDF)
Learn to use your e-ink Kindle to borrow ebooks from the PALS Plus digital downloads site.

Nook Beginner's Guide (PDF)
Learn to use your e-ink Nook to borrow ebooks from PALS Plus digital downloads site.

Overdrive Mobile App Instructions
Available for iOS and Android, use your tablet to read ebooks or listen to audiobooks from PALS Plus digital downloads site. Find additional information at the Overdrive website.


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Bears in Our Backyards
A guide to resources available at WMTL including books, DVDs, newspaper articles and websites.

Best 2010 Crime Fiction
This guide lists some of the top crime fiction titles as recommended by "Booklist."

Taunting, teasing, mocking, threatening, isolating, screaming, hitting…It’s All Bullying. Find fiction, nonfiction and internet sources in this guide for teens and their parents.

Considering the Classics
WMTL invites you to discover some classic novels that were popular in their day and remain a genuine pleasure to read today.

First Fiction
Check out these acclaimed first novels while waiting for the next book from your favorite author.

Green Reads
A guide to environmental literature at the West Milford Township Library.

Healthy Living
Healthy living materials available at the library are highlighted in this guide. The titles in this brochure were purchased with grant funds received through the New Jersey State Library.

Job Hunting
From how to write a great resume or cover letter to interviewing techniques and tips, here is your guide to the employment resources at WMTL.

Murder, Mystery and Mayhem
These titles are sure to keep you guessing who-done-it from start to finish.

Parallel Novels
A parallel novel owes its basic structure to a work by a different author. It can borrow a character and fill in his story, mirror an “old” plot or blend the characters of one book with those of another. For instance….

Short & Sweet
If you're short on time, take a look at this list of titles - some sugary, some sinister, some scary short stories and short novels.

Small Business
Whether you are thinking about starting a small business or already running your own, this is the guide for you.

Sizzling Summer Reads

Along with a towel, sun lotion and a hat, don’t forget to pack one of these terrific beach reads.
2013 Beach Reads
2011 Beach Reads
2010 Beach Reads

Staff Picks

Ever wonder what the WMTL staff reads for enjoyment? Click below for the answers...
2012 Staff Reviews
2011 Staff Reviews
2010 Staff Reviews
2009 Staff Reviews