Staff Picks Online

Links to all Burlington Public Library Staff Picks booklists and recommended reads. We are continuously creating booklists with links to mainly eBook and eAudiobook titles—but most selections are available in multiple formats: digital and print. Check back often to see what's new.

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13 Spine-tingling Canadian Reads

BPL Librarians Top Picks for Fall

Next Best Read: October 2020

Stories of Survival

Time Travel, Anyone?

Vote for Satire

Celebrating Women's History Month

Name The (Book Title) Tune!

A Time for Gratitude & Thanks

World Teachers' Day

Will You Be Wearing Your Orange Shirt Today?

Next Best Read: September 2020

The Notorious R.B.G.

Top 10 Books About Social Media

Restore Balance During the Fall Equinox

The Best of Fall

What's On Your Table Tonight?

Classic Reads from the 1970s

If You Liked... The Alice Network

Next Best Read: August 2020

Preparing for Retirement

Film Festival Season

Finding the Buddha Within!

Parenting in the Age of COVID

Side Hustles

Celebrating Islamic New Year

CBC Books 13 Buzzy Books

Next Best Read: July 2020

Spice it Up!

Take a a Book!

Cook in Season

BPL Librarians Top Picks for June/July

Favourite BFF Flicks

The Tough Art of Friendship

Starstruck & Beyond

If You Like... Janet Evanovich

Get Outdoors this Summer

It's a Winner

Summer Fun!

Aging Well

Chasing the Happily Ever After

Next Best Read: June 2020

Armchair Travel for Mystery Buffs

What Do I Read Now?

Boost Your Job Skills

Just For You, Dad!

Celebrating Seniors' Month

Black Lives Matter

BPL Rainbow Reads & More for Adults

Read It & Watch It

Low-Cost Hobbies

If You Like... Ian Rankin

What's the Buzz-zzz?

1950s Classic Reads

Celebrating Jewish Heritage Month

Get Ready for a Long Weekend!

To Serve & Protect

CBC Crime Picks

Royal-tea Reads this Victoria Day

Brush Up on Your Tech Skills

Reading the Rails

If You Like... David Baldacci

Celebrating Asian Heritage Month

Words from World Changers

The Time for Healing of Wounds Has Come

The Mother Load

Celebrating Special Days with Family

BPL Librarians Top Picks for April

Ramadan & the Muslim Way of Life

Get Cooking: Healthy & Tasty Eats

If You Like... Jodi Picoult

"Hey, BPL, how do I..."

Spotlight on Canadian Actors

Celebrating Earth Day

Good Ol' Hockey Game

If You Like... Inspector Gamache

If You Liked... Moon of the Crusted Snow

Indigenous Writers to Read

Be Mindful

Houston... We Have a Problem

The Story of Hope

CBC Books Spring 2020 Reading List

If You Like... John Grisham

I Have a Dream

If You Liked... The Girl on the Train

For True Crime Buffs

BPL's Top 10 Picks for Poetry Month

Home Cooked Comfort

TED's List of Feel-Good Books

If You Like... Michael Connelly

British Movies to Stream

Staying Active at Home

Tea, Crumpets & Murder


Thirteen Spooky & Scary Tales for Teens

#TeenTober 2020

Orange Shirt Day 2020

Biographies to Celebrate Science

Banned Books for Teens

Short & Sweet

Social Media Out of Control

Teens, Fight the Good Fight

Celebrate Friendship with Teen Fiction

Teen Summer Reads & Movies

Popular Teen Books in Series

Celebrate Canada! Teen Books & More

Laugh-Out-Loud Teen Books & Movies

Teen Romance Novels & Movies

BPL Rainbow Reads & More for Teens

Learn at Home

Keep Calm & Carry On

Get Inspired by Teen Authors

Out of this World

Happy Birthday, Nancy Drew

Fresh Picks for Spring 2020

From Books to Movies

Overcoming the Odds

Teen Fiction Award Winners

TTAB Top Picks for Trans Day of Visibility

Children & Caregivers

Awesome Activists

Singable Stories

Spectacular Spectacles & Other Stories About Eyesight

Thanks & Gratitude

Banned Books for Kids

Grandparents Are Grand!

Back to School Jitters

Look and find! Fun with Picture Puzzle Books

Books to Build Kindergarten Readiness: Thinking

Books to Build Kindergarten Readiness: Imagination

Books to Build Kindergarten Readiness: Colours

Books to Build Kindergarten Readiness: Handwashing & Hygiene

Books to Build Kindergarten Readiness: Emotions

Books to Build Kindergarten Readiness: Shapes

Mysteries for Middle Grades

Wonderfully Wordless Stories

Things That Go Bump in the Night

Baby's Day

Summer Dance Party

Read Through the Week

Scary Stories for Kids

Get Outdoors & Go Camping

Splash into Summer

Celebrate Canada! Kids Books & More

On the Water

Keeping It Real

Indigenous Reads for Kids

Things That Go

Talking to Kids about Race & Racism

BPL Rainbow Reads & More for Kids

Mysteries for Little Folks

We are all in this together.

Laugh Out Loud (LOL)


Escape Into Reading

Explore a Poem

Classic Authors & Stories

Ramadan Reads & Recipes

eBooks for Earth Day

Parenting in a Pandemic

Purr-fect Pet Friends

More Stay-At-Home Storytime

Primary Picks for Budding Readers

If You Liked... Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Help! The kids ran out of books!

Stay-At-Home Storytime

Picks from BPL staff & "Best of" lists on the Internet 

Picks from BPL Adult staff

Picks from BPL Teen staff & Teen Advisory Boards

Picks from BPL Children's staff

Picks from BPL Older Adult staff

Picks from BPL Local History Librarian