One of the most frequently asked questions at the Okanagan Regional Library (ORL) is “Can you recommend something good to read?”. Now it will be easier for children and teenagers to discover good books through a new service offered on the ORL’s website. Young people, or their parents, can fill out an online questionnaire about their likes, dislikes and reading preferences, and ORL children’s librarians will personally create a list of five recommended books to suit each child’s individual taste.
“We love matching people with books, and are very excited to offer this service online,” says Monica Gaucher, Children’s Librarian at the ORL’s Vernon Branch. “We hope this will encourage reading and literacy, and help young people discover new authors and books they might not have otherwise considered.”
The new service is available now on the ORL’s website; there is a flashbox on the homepage with a quick link to the questionnaire, or it can be found under “Customized Booklist” under the kids and teens sections.