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New & Coming Soon
Find out about the latest books and movies just added or coming soon to the RFPL! Click on the links below to see lists of new titles by topic. Subscribe to receive specific lists directly in your email inbox. You will be able to click on titles and request books right from the lists.

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This is a monthly list. Give your eyes a rest and be delighted by a new audiobook - listen in your car, on a walk, or while you do the housework!

Middle School

This is a monthly list. Too young to drive, but too old for kid stuff? These books (mostly fiction, with some nonfiction) are just right for the middle school set.

Books for Elementary Schoolers

This is a monthly list. Find out what’s new and cool! We’ll suggest fun and fascinating fiction, nonfiction, and graphic novels for kids in elementary school.

Movies & TV

This monthly list will bring you our most recent DVD and BluRay additions to our collection. Sit back, relax, and enjoy!


This list will be sent out every three months, be sure to bring your appetite!


This is a monthly list. Cozies? Crime capers? Police procedurals? We've got you covered however you prefer your mysteries!


This is a monthly list. Need to feed your eReader? Check out some new titles we've just added to our eBook collection.

Noteworthy Nonfiction

Discover the library's newest and most noteworthy nonfiction here!

Fantasy and Science Fiction

Whether fueled by magic or advanced technology, imagination is the engine of speculative fiction. This newsletter brings you the best of fantasy, science fiction, and everything in between. Monthly.

Picture Books

This is a monthly list. Looking for great picture books to share with the children in your life? You'll find books here that are sure to captivate their young imaginations.


This is a monthly list. Take a walk around our 2nd floor New Fiction display and discover a range of fascinating characters and stories to engage, enlighten, and delight!

RFPL Adult Kindle Titles

Wondering about what RFPL has in their adult kindles? Read more to find out!

Handpicked By Brittany

RFPL Staff Picks

This is a monthly list. Get the insiders' scoop on what the RFPL librarians and staff are reading, watching, and listening to! This list includes titles for all ages.

Handpicked by Dorothy

Lists of loosely-related books on random subjects, curated at the whim of Adult Services Librarian, Dorothy.


This is a monthly list. All types of fiction for those who want to imagine different realities -- and nonfiction for those who are trying to understand ours! For readers of high school age and up.

Handpicked by Meghan

This is a monthly list of what our librarian Meghan has been reading, watching, and/or listening to!

Thrillers and Suspense

This is a monthly list. Footsteps behind you... Conspiracy theories... A race against time... Horrific consequences... If you're seeking white knuckles and a racing heart, you've come to the right place.

History and Biographies

This is a monthly list. Walk a mile in someone else's shoes -- immerse yourself in the lives of the famous, the infamous, and the ever intriguing.


A monthly list featuring the top ten books loved by librarians across the U.S.

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