Genre: Nonfiction

Earth Day is Every Day

Books for children all about discovering the joy of nature and cultivating a desire to care for the planet.

CMAP Library Reads – March

Every month, librarians share books they are excited about with the members of the Center for Modern Aging Princeton.

Janie’s Picks

Janie has a soft spot for Canadian books, contemporary & historical fiction, memoirs, short stories, and psychological thrillers.

Black History For Kids

A selection of books for kids about Black creators and leaders, historical events and movements, and more.

Jordan’s Picks

Jordan has a passion for diverse literary journeys that transcend time and genre boundaries.

Nature Explorers!

A list of recommended books and online resources to inspire families to get outside and explore the natural world.

LGBTQIA+ Pride for Kids

Celebrate and explore the history of Pride with a selection of children’s books that highlight LGBTQIA+ experiences and stories.

Hispanic Heritage for Kids

Explore titles that highlight the Hispanic/Latinx experience, storytellers and artists, and history and culture.

Disability Pride for Kids

Celebrate, read, and learn about Disability Pride in July and all year long with these selections of books for kids.

Rhiannon’s Picks

Rhiannon can often be found with her nose in a book with a unique narrative structure. She loves retellings of classic stories.

Banned Books Week

The ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom tracks challenges to library, school, and university materials and services.

Housing Crisis in America

The housing crisis has its roots in many facets of everyday life, and this booklist begins to explore those facets.

Cliff’s Picks

A scholar of Greek & Latin Classics, Cliff’s reading tastes inevitably trend toward literature, philosophy, history, & criticism.

Climate Action for Teens

Books for teens about our planet, climate change, and environmental movements as well as stories of teens taking action.

Juneteenth for Teens

Explore nonfiction and fiction titles about honoring and celebrating Juneteenth, emancipation, Black history, and culture.

Hispanic Heritage for Teens

Celebrate the varied histories and cultures of people from Hispanic and Latin-American backgrounds with this list of books that hi

LGBTQIA+ Pride for Teens

Celebrate and explore the history of Pride with this selection of teens books that highlight LGBTQIA+ experiences and stories.

Black History for Teens

Nonfiction and fiction books for teens on Black creators and leaders, historical events and movements.

Memorial Day

Memorial Day, commemorated on the last Monday of May, is a day to honor the men and women who have died in military service.

Laura’s Picks

Laura enjoys literary fiction and is drawn to essays, poetry, memoir, music, and film/TV that explore a wide range of topics.

Back to School DIY for Adults

Just because you’re not returning to school doesn’t mean you can’t embark on a new learning adventure this September.

Black Voices in Poetry

By no means comprehensive, check out this eclectic list of the voices and words of Black poets.

Dana’s Picks

Dana enjoys action movies, sports, traveling, and a great story or book of any kind.

Down to Business

Inspiration for established business owners or career changers trying to get a new business idea off the ground.

Earth Day

Earth Day builds awareness of global environmental issues, promotes sustainability, and encourages actionable steps.

Erica’s Picks

Erica enjoys contemporary & historical fiction, memoirs, and essay collections.

Exploring Labor Day

The first Monday in September marks Labor Day, a federal holiday in the United States.

Female AAPI Voices

We’ve gathered a handful of extraordinary female AAPI voices. Any of the books very well may become your next favorite read.

Frederick Douglass Day

Although Douglass was born into bondage, and never knew his birthdate, he chose to celebrate every year on February 14th.

Gun Violence in America

The people of the United States continue to bear witness and become victims of a brutal gun violence epidemic.

Handy Kitchen Gadgets

The list was created for a class at the library that covered a variety of tools for making cooking fun and efficient.

Irish-American Heritage Month

Discover a variety of books, both fiction and non-fiction, about the Irish in America and also penned by Irish-American authors.

Jazz Appreciation Month

Celebrate April, Jazz Appreciation Month, by checking out a sample of jazz offerings at the library, and beyond.


The Juneteenth holiday commemorates the end of slavery in the United States and is a legal holiday in New Jersey.

Kim’s Picks

Kim has a preference for nonfiction, particularly history, science and and nature, communication, and issues around civil rights.

Knit Picks

This is a small sample of the knitting books that are available in the Home neighborhood on the second floor.

Migrations in Black History

Explore these nonfiction books on migration: to new places, social realities, professional spheres, to adulthood, and more.

National Humor Month

Did you know that April is also National Humor Month? In honor of it, we’ve put together some books to make laugh until you cry.

PSRC Library Reads – May

Every month, librarians share books they are excited about with the members of the Princeton Senior Resource Center.

Native Plants

The New Jersey State Assembly passed a joint resolution on March 30, 2023, to officially designate April as Native Plants Month.

Needle Arts

Explore titles related to crochet, knitting, embroidery, and cross stitch.

New Year Resolutions

Each new year, it has become customary for us to consider different habits, ideas, and possibilities.

Olympics Stories

The Olympic Games bring astounding athletic feats, political turmoil, and unexpected twists.

Outdoor New Jersey

Take advantage of any opportunity to explore the outdoors right in our own backyard.

Poets Laureate

Find a sampling of works by the current U.S. Poet Laureate and previous Poets Laureate of the 21st century in this list.

PSRC Library Reads – April

Every month, librarians share books they are excited about with the members of the Princeton Senior Resource Center.

PSRC Library Reads – July

Every month, librarians share books they are excited about with the members of the Princeton Senior Resource Center.

PSRC Library Reads – June

Every month, librarians share books they are excited about with the members of the Princeton Senior Resource Center.

Read It and Eat

Pair your reading with an ideal recipe, cookbook, or food-related resource.

Road Trip Reads

Enjoy these mostly fictional stories of families, individuals, friends, and more striking out on the road.

Anytime Resolutions

The turning of the year isn’t the only time to take stock and make changes in your life.

Anti-Racism Primer for Adults

Interested in learning more about how to be an anti-racist? Use this list to get started on the road to knowledge and change.

Understanding 9/11

A list of nonfiction books and other resources that illuminate the events of 9/11, its context, and its continuing implications.

Vegan Cooking

These resources will get you excited about making meals free from animal products.

Winter Reads

Grab a mug of cocoa and settle down with one of these wintry titles.

Women in STEM

Discover just a handful of the women and girls who have made great discoveries and continue to shape the world today.

Women in Translation

August is Women in Translation Month, a time to both celebrate and read works in translation by women authors.

Woodstock, Music, and 1969

Books, music, and movies to give you the background story of the music scene in 1969 and the lasting legacy of Woodstock.

Writer’s Guide

Whether you write for business or pleasure, find practical guidance in this starter list.

Yule Flip!: Holiday Stories

Enjoy these stories full of wintry settings, heartwarming family gatherings, icy battles, delectable drama, and true love.

African-American Genealogy

This is a sample of the materials available on African-American genealogy in the Local History collection in the Princeton Room.

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