Adult Summer Reading


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Why should kids have all the fun?





• Downloadable eBooks
• Fiction Audiobooks
• Non-Fiction Audiobooks
• New Book Arrivals at VHLF
• New in Movies and Music
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Research & Information

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Suggest an Item for the Library to Purchase? The Library in the Forest is continuely updating our catalog, but we are always looking for items to purchase. To make a purchase suggestion use this form or ask one of our staff for aa purchase request form at the information desk. Also, check out the Best Sellers Club.

Can I renew materials without coming into the library? You may renew online or by telephone. To renew by phone, call The Jefferson County Renewals Line (205-226-3790) which is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Regardless of renewal method, your Library Card Number is required. Materials not eligible for renewal can include:

From the Renewals Line you can also find out the titles you have checked out, the titles of overdue materials, titles that you have on hold, and a list of your outstanding charges.


Adult News & Events

BOOKLOVERS, BINGO, & BREWS: A Friends of the Library Fundraiser

Friday, August 22 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tickets $20.00, Must be 21 or older, ID required.
See how your luck holds out with a bingo and brew-tasting event to raise money for the Friends of the Library. Win fabulous prizes and sample the brews! Buy your tickets online now by clicking "Read More" and choosing the Pay Now button, or at the library’s main desk.

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Take our Survey

Please click on the Read More link below and take a moment to complete this quick survey about our building and services. Thank you!
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Book Awards: General Fiction


Booker Prize
Christy Awards
Indies Choice Book Awards
National Book Awards
National Book Critics Circle
Nobel Prize in Literature
PEN Literary Awards
Pulitzer Prize
Scott O'Dell Historical Fiction Award
Willa Award