Staff Suggestions and Readers Advisory
Gale Free Library Suggests
Gale Free Library staff are happy to help you! Not sure what to read, watch, or listen to next? Just fill out the short form tagged below, and you will have a personalized list of suggestions created for you!
2020 Adult Summer Reading Reviews
Just click on this link to read book reviews written by our Adult Summer Reading Program participants!
Reference staff are available to help you with suggestions by phone as well. Please call us at (508) 210-5569.
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