Adding the Andover Public Library to Goodreads

Goodreads is the world’s largest website for readers and book recommendations. The Andover Public Library has a Goodreads group where you can discuss favorite books and find a new favorite by looking through our fun bookshelf categories.


By following the directions below, you can connect your Goodreads account to the Andover Public Library’s catalog and easily see if we have a book and place it on hold.


1.  Click your profile button at the top right-hand side of your Goodreads page, at the far right of the search bar. This button either has a small image of a person reading a book or your profile picture.


2. Next, click on the Account Settings option.


3. Select Book Links at the top of the page.


4. Click Add a New Link located on the top right-hand side of the page, above the “Popular Links” section.


5. Type “Andover Public Library” into the top box titled Link Name.


6. Copy and paste this link into the BOTTOM box titled Title Search URL:


7. Click the Create Book Link button at the bottom of the page.


8. Finally, check any book the library owns on a Goodreads book page (ex: Suitors and Sabotage by Cindy Anstey).


You will see a button titled Andover Public Library under the section called Get a Copy. This button will link you to the same book on our library website so you can instantly place a hold!

Happy reading!

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Sponsor a Book at APL

Your family can invest in your library and the future of your community with our new Sponsor-a-Book program.  Look for the notebook in the Children’s section of the library and pick a book that appeals to your family.  Your name will be added to the book on a special bookplate.


Here’s how it works:

  1. Choose a new children’s book title from our list.
  2. Fill out the form and take it to the circulation desk.
  3. You’ll keep the bottom half of the form as a reminder of your donation.  Turn in the top half so the library can purchase the book.
  4. When the book arrives, you’ll get it first.  After you share it with your family, it will be added to the children’s book collection!

There will be new books to pick from every month, so be sure to check back often.

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Check Out Our Party Board Games


Need a game for your party or just for hanging out with a group of friends?  We’ve got you covered with our fun and funny party games.  Check them out for a week, one game per card, no renewals.

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And don’t forget, Andover Public Library will begin circulating video games on Saturday, November 19.  We will also be adding to our popular board game collection.  In the meantime, we are accepting donations of games of all types (board games, card games, video games, etc) to add to our collection, so clean out your closets and cabinets and share those dusty boxes of games that you never play!  We will also have a Game-Swap in our genealogy room from the 16th through 19th of November; bring old games to trade for new-to-you games.

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