Main Library

What's Next?

Personalized Reading Recommendations for Kids – helping young readers one book at a time

Do you need reading suggestions? Need materials for an assignment and don't know where to look? Maybe you're a parent trying to find the right reading level or a grandparent looking for gift suggestions, whatever it is, we've got you covered! Just answer a few questions about what you are seeking and we'll do the rest. We'll even put the books on hold for you!

What You Will Get: After you answer the questions, we’ll get to work putting together a list of titles and authors that we think you’ll like. Depending on your preferences, we can send you a list or put the books on hold for pickup at any Fargo Public Library location.

  • For Parents and Guardians: With so many choices out there, it can be difficult to find books that meet your child’s reading needs. We can help you find books at your child’s reading level that also fit their interests. Whether it’s a young child who reads far above their grade level or reluctant readers who struggle to find something that interests them, let us help you navigate the world of children’s literature.
  • For Grandparents and Other Relatives: The librarians are happy to provide suggestions for books to make the next visit to Grandma and Grandpa’s house a success or great gift ideas for birthdays or the holidays.
  • For Teachers, Caregivers, and Homeschooling Families: Our librarians can help you too. We are available to put together a collection of materials according to specific themes or lessons plan needs.

How it works: Fill out the What's Next? survey online about your reading likes and dislikes. A printable What's Next? survey is also available. Complete as much or as little of the form as you like, but the more information you provide, the better the recommendations we can give you. Our trained experts will work through your responses to help you find authors and titles that match your interests. Look for your completed What’s Next reading recommendations delivered to you in 3 to 5 days (1 week for curriculum requests). As always, we value your privacy and will keep your answers strictly confidential. For more information, contact the Children's Desk at 701.241.1495 or email "Library Kids" using the contact form below.

Total attachment size cannot exceed 17MB. Only PDF documents and images are allowed.