Prescott Public Library Helps Readers of All Ages Discover the Joy of Reading

Adult
With well over 100,000 items at Prescott Public Library and over 1.2 million items available throughout the Yavapai Library Network, choosing what to read next can be overwhelming — especially if you’ve already finished your to-read list or are just getting back into reading.

That’s why librarians at Prescott Public Library are ready to help with personalized reading suggestions. Fill out the Reader’s Advisory form on our website to let librarians know what your favorite (and least favorite) books and authors are, and give any other hints on what you’re looking for. You will receive a list of five to 10 books chosen specifically for you and tailored to your tastes.

Access this form by visiting www.prescottlibrary.info, clicking on the “Services” tab, then selecting “Readers’ Advisory” from the “Ask a Librarian Services” menu. Here you will also find links for Novelist and NextReads, library resources that can help you find books similar to your favorites, as well as books within the genres that you enjoy. For more information, email the Ask a Librarian Desk ask.librarian@prescott-az.gov or call 928-777-1526.

Youth
Have you seen Prescott Public Library’s new StoryWalk©? Head over to Granite Creek Park to enjoy a story while you stroll. A StoryWalk© is a children’s picture book that is presented in an outdoor setting as a series of signs, each with a page from the book, spread along a path. This summer’s Storywalk© book is I Went Walking by Sue Williams, a simple story about a young boy who meets several animals along his walk.

Not only does a StoryWalk© offer a joyful outdoor reading experience, it promotes reading discussion and encourages physical activity as adults and children step through the pages of a book in a natural setting. Come out to Granite Creek Park and discover the joy of reading, and share your experience with us on Facebook or Instagram — #storywalkprescott.

Partners for this project include the City of Prescott Recreation Services and the Friends of the Prescott Public Library. Grant funding is provided through the Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records, a division of the Secretary of State, with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.