Friday October 21st, 6-8pm, ages 18+


Friday, October 21st, 6-8pm

Join us for an art night inspired by images found in magazines, books, stickers, and more. Local business Charmellow Design's owner and graphic artist Dani Renwick will be available for tips throughout the night. Ages 18+


Thursday, October 27th - Saturday, October 29th, ages 13+

Starting Thursday, stop by the library for a celebration of all things horror! 80s Thriller Movie Night Thursday, STRANGER THINGS Trivia Night on Friday, and a STRANGER THINGS Escape Room on Saturday. Throughout the weekend there will be a library-wide scavenger hunt, an interactive guessing game, take home DIY STRANGER THINGS stickers, and more. Head to our Facebook and Instagram accounts for some horror movie trivia and book suggestions. Don't miss our horror film and book displays throughout the library!


Sign up by the 13th of the month; we'll email you when ready for pick up! Fall's pick up dates:
Thursday September 15th
Saturday October 15th
Tuesday November 15th
*dates may change

Fill out a Genre Bag form HERE on our website and receive a personalized bag of bookish fun! Each bag will contain the minimum of 2-3 library books, a bookmark, and a programming flyer.

Cadillac Library's Year Long Reading Challenge


Ages 16+. Challenge yourself to read 52 books in 52 weeks! Turn in a copy of your 2022 sheet (even if unfinished!) at the end of the year for a prize and potential entry into our grand prize drawing. No need to read the list in order - jump around and find what works for you. Follow the library on Facebook for weekly videos. We'll highlight our favorite books and give you ideas for each prompt. Happy Reading!

52 in 2022 Reading Challenge sheet
52 in 2022 Reading Log half pages
52 in 2022 Reading Log full page
52 in 2022 Three Word Book Review half pages
52 in 2022 Three Word Book Review full page
52 in 2022 Full Book Review half pages
52 in 2022 Full Book Review full page
52 in 2022 Bookish Things Bookmark & Attack! Plan It Out Bookmark (bookmark print settings: two-sided, flip on short edge)


In honor of March is Reading Month, our very first Book Oscars is here! We've compiled data from your favorite book submissions, then selected the top five books for every category, and finally you voted.

list of books

Best Book (Fiction or Nonfiction) Published in 2021:
The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah
Best Book Cover:
Under the Whispering Door by TJ Klune
Best Standalone Novel:
The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes
Best Series:
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Best Science Fiction Novel:
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Best Fantasy Novel:
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue
Best Romance Novel:
The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
Best Historical Fiction Novel:
The Book of Lost Names by Kristin Harmel
Best Mystery Novel:
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Best Fiction Novel:
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
Best Horror Novel:
The Book of Accidents by Chuck Wendig
Best Audiobook (Narration):
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
Best Nonfiction Book:
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
Best Cookbook:
The Joy of Cooking by Irma S. Rombauer
Best Biography/Memoir:
Wild by Cheryl Strayed

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