North Battleford Library is now on Goodreads!

Yes, it’s true! NBL is now on Goodreads! Connect with us to find out what’s new in the library, get some great recommendations and more! Find our profile here.


New Books at the Library this Summer!

Summer is a great time to catch up on some excellent books. And there are a lot of great new reads to look forward to this summer. Here’s a list of new books you can request and check out from the library:


  • Seeker by Arwen Elys Dayton
  • The Heir by Kiera Cass
  • Read Between the Lines by Jo Knowles
  • To Hold the Bridge by Garth Nix
  • All the Rage by Courtney Summers
  • The Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey
  • Between the Notes by Sharon Huss Roat
  • Tiny Pretty Things by Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton
  • The Improbable Theory of Ana and Zak by Brian Katcher
  • Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
  • Don’t Stay Up Late by R.L. Stine
  • Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway
  • Dangerous Deception by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
  • P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han
  • Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen
  • Kissing in America by Margo Rabb

Be on the look-out for upcoming Summer Reading fun!

Winter Reading Adventure Books for YA Readers

Lakeland Library Region’s Winter Reading Adventure is in full swing! If you’re looking for some adventurous books to help you complete the “read 3 books” task, here are some suggestions:


  • Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Page
  • The Maze Runner by James Dashner
  • The Selection by Kiera Cass
  • An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
  • Paper Towns by John Green
  • Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
  • The Ranger’s Apprentice series by John Flanagan
  • Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld
  • Rebel Spring by Morgan Rhodes
  • Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
  • The Young Elites by Marie Lu
  • Every Day by David Levithan
  • Sabriel by Garth Nix
  • Partials by Dan Wells
  • This Dark Endeavor by Kenneth Oppel
  • Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas


Books for a Cold, Blustery Day

Winter has arrived. It can be gloomy and cold outside, so what better time for books that are magical, enchanting, funny and/or adventurous? These familiar favorites and new tales are sure to brighten up the dullest of days!snoday

  • These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
  • Rags & Bones edited by Melissa Marr and Tim Pratt
  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (graphic novel) by L. Frank Baum and Eric Shanower
  • The Ranger’s Apprentice series by John Flannigan
  • Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
  • The Book of Awesome by Neil Pasricha
  • Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
  • The Diviners by Libba Bray
  • Love, Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
  • The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
  • Seconds by Brian Lee O’Malley
  • The Scott Pilgrim series by Brian Lee O’Malley
  • The Princess Bride by William Goldman
  • Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
  • Sabriel by Garth Nix
  • The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani
  • A Wrinkle in Time (graphic novel) by Madeline L’Engle and Hope Larson
  • Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
  • The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
  • Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Halloween Reads for Teens

Halloween is fast approaching! What better way to celebrate than to give you one final list filled with books that will chill, thrill, and fill you with dread? You’ll find classic tales and new books alike. These are best read under the covers, late at night, by flashlight. Check them out or request them from the library…if you dare!halloween2014

  • Through the Woods by Emily Carroll
  • Dracula by Bram Stoker
  • Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
  • Carrie by Stephen King
  • The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
  • A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
  • Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke
  • Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion
  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  • Amphigorey by Edward Gorey
  • The Call of the Cthulu by H.P. Lovecraft
  • Bonechiller by Graham McNamee
  • Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
  • Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice
  • Edgar Allen Poe’s Tales of Mystery and Madness by Edgar Allen Poe, Illustrations by Gris Grimly
  • Locke and Key by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez
  • And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
  • The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • A Midsummer Night’s Scream by R.L. Stine
  • Coraline by Neil Gaiman

Science Fiction Books for Teens

Warning! These books may contain aliens, robots, time travel, post-apocalyptic dystopias and excessive levels of adventure. You can find them all at the library!SciFi

  • Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
  • A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle
  • The Host by Stephanie Meyer
  • The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury
  • Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld
  • The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  • The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
  • The 5th Wave by Rick Yancy
  • 1984 by George Orwell
  • Little Brother by Cory Doctorow
  • The Chrysalids by John Wyndam
  • Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  • The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut
  • The Giver by Lois Lowry
  • The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  • Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
  • The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. LeGuin
  • The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells
  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  • Reboot by Amy Tintera
  • Across the Universe by Beth Revis
  • Partials by Dan Wells
  • Wither by Lauren DeStefano
  • Divergent by Veronica Roth
  • The Maze Runner by James Dashner

It’s that time again…

Autumn is a wonderful time of year. The leaves are changing colour. The NHL regular season has started. You can’t turn around without finding a new pumpkin spice flavoured product of some kind. And best of all, the newest season of Walking Dead begins on Sunday! To celebrate, we’ve created a list of books filled with zombies. As always, you can pick up or request them from the library!Picture1

  • Monster Island by David Wellington
  • World War Z by Max Brooks
  • The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor by Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga
  • Pride and Predjudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Green
  • Zombies: A Record of the Year of Infection by Don Roff
  • The Forest of Hands & Teeth by Carrie Ryan
  • Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry
  • Zombies vs. Unicorns, edited by by Holly Black and Justine Larbalestier
  • Zom-B by Darren Shan
  • Warm Bodies by Isaac Maron
  • Eat Brains Love by Jeff Hart
  • The Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks
  • Patient Zero by Jonathan Maberry
  • Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter
  • The Walking Dead (comics) by Robert Kirkman, et al.
  • The Stupidest Angel: A Heart Warming Tale of Christmas Terror by Christopher Moore