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What to Read


New on Shelf Analysis

Librarians and staff curate lists of books, audiobooks, movies, music, and other helpful resources to help you discover new and interesting titles. With recommended reading lists being published every week, you can always find something good to read on Shelf Analysis. Discover a new genre. Find hidden gems in the collection that you haven’t read yet. There’s always something new to discover at the library.

Introducing Cloud Library Check out our new home for digital audiobooks, cloudLibrary. CloudLibrary is a digital library platform that also provides access to eBooks and streaming movies. Ascension Parish Library is combining our collection with 27 other Louisiana libraries, making more than 153,000 additional digital titles available to our users. More titles mean more choices for you!

Introducing Cloud Library book covers

Books Set Outside the US Visit a different country and gain insight into different cultures with this mix of classics and new titles. Curated by Jessica Schiefelbein.

Books Set Outside the US book covers

Murder, Mayhem, Shock, and Scandal If you like your history spiced with murder, mayhem, shock, and scandal, these are the books for you. These fascinating histories cover everything from medieval murder to saucy Victorian scandals, and not-too-distant cases of thievery, greed, and corruption. Curated by Ashley Lee.

Murder and Mayhem book covers

Music Makers Sing, play, and make music. These children's picture books celebrate the music maker in all of us. Curated by Bonita Bignar.

Music Makers book covers


Book Discovery Services

Discover new books and authors based on what you like to read. Includes summaries and series order for titles. Special features include author read-alikes and book discussion guides.


Geared toward students in grades K-8. Discover new books and authors based on what you like to read. Includes summaries and series order for titles. Special features include author read-alikes and book discussion guides.



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