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Alvin Reads

new books at the Alvin Branch


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

Angleton Library News

new books at the Angleton Branch

Manvel Must-Reads

new books at the Manvel Branch

Armchair Travel

See the world without ever leaving your chair! Featuring the best in travel writing, this newsletter will take you all over the world. Bi-monthly.

Mind and Body Fitness

Stretch your muscles and your mind with our selection of books that explore the physical as well as philosophical challenges in life. Bi-monthly.


Hear ye, hear ye! Whether you're on the road or just like to multitask, these newsletters will be music to your ears. Bi-monthly.

More Than Books

additional resources and services available throughout the library system

BCLS Staff Picks

suggested titles from throughout the library system


Drawn to puzzles? These books will provide you with a steady stream of who-dun-its for your solving delight. Monthly.

Biography and Memoir

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

Nature and Science

No equation, test tube, or leaf is left unexamined! Explore the wonders of our world with books that will quench your thirst for knowledge. Bi-Monthly.

Brazoria Buzz

new books at the Brazoria Branch

New Book Arrivals

all genres

Business and Personal Finance

What's hot, what's not -- and where you want to be going! We'll cover marketing trends, selling tips, corporate survival, personal finance, real estate, and more. Bi-monthly.

New York Times Fiction Bestsellers

An up-to-date list of the New York Times Fiction Bestsellers. Weekly.

Christian Fiction

Like a little faith with your fiction? These titles, representing a range of genres from historical fiction to romance to suspense, will hit the spot. Bi-monthly.

New York Times Nonfiction Bestsellers

An up-to-date list of the New York Times Nonfiction Bestsellers. Weekly.

Clute Pearland Picks

new books at the Pearland Branch

Danbury Don't Miss

new books at the Danbury Branch

Pearland Westside
Don't Miss DVDs

new DVD arrivals

Picture Books

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. Monthly.


Unimpressed by reality? No matter what kind of fantasy you like -- dark or fairy-tale, comic or romantic -- you'll find something of interest here. Monthly.

Popular Culture

If variety is the spice of life, this newsletter is the spice rack. We'll cover music, film, sports, clothing, and all the other stuff that makes life interesting. Bi-monthly.

Fiction A to Z

Take a walk through the aisles of our general fiction section and discover a range of fascinating characters and stories to engage and enlighten. Monthly.

PURR: Paranormal Undead Romance Readers

books you can really sink your teeth into

Food & Cooking

a selection of new cookbooks


Flirt with romance--whether you like your lovin' with ghosts, spies, or knights in shining armor, this newsletter will deliver, sealed with a kiss. Monthly.

Freeport Favorites

new books at the Freeport Branch

Science Fiction

Science, technology, and imagination collide in the world of science fiction. Are aliens, time travel, and mutants your cup of Martian tea? Bi-monthly.

Graphic Novels

a selection of new comics and graphic novels

Spanish-language Books = Libros en espanol

libros nuevos en espanol para leer

Historical Fiction

Do you prefer novels with period detail? Become part of history, without having to slop through the mud or face the guillotine yourself. Monthly.

Spirituality and Religion

Looking inward, outward, or upward? All manner of devotional and spiritual books will be featured in this newsletter, to inform, enlighten, and engage. Bi-monthly.

Home, Garden, and DIY

Whether you wield a hammer, whisk, spade, or crochet hook, this newsletter will keep you busy with a constant stream of projects. Bi-monthly.

Sweeny Bulldog Books

new books at the Sweeny Branch


If you feel that no day is complete without uncertainty, terror or blind panic -- fictional, of course -- the books featured here are sure to send chills down your spine. Bi-monthly.

Teen Scene

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. Monthly.

I Despised This!

a selection of books & movies that library staff did not like

Thrillers and Suspense

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. Monthly.

Kids' Books

Find out what’s new and cool! We’ll suggest fun and fascinating fiction (and great nonfiction, too) for kids in elementary school. Monthly.

West Columbia
Lake Jackson Westerns

a round-up of new titles about the Old West

Large Print Titles

a selection of new large print books

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