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Find your next adventure in a book, movie, or audiobook from Pequot Library.

All you need is a library card from a Connecticut library! We can sign you up for a library card at the Circulation Desk as long as you have a valid ID indicating that you live in Fairfield or Southport. If you live in another Connecticut town, you are welcome to check out our materials, as well. Just be sure to bring your hometown library card.

If you are looking for an item that Pequot Library does not own, we can request it from the other Fairfield libraries.

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Our Circulating Collection

Pequot Library offers over 116,000 items for circulation. Visit the Children’s Library for juvenile fiction, non-fiction, audiobooks, movies, picture books, chapter books, and easy readers. Peruse the Stacks and the Reading Room for adult fiction, biographies, large print, audiobooks, DVDs, and young adult fiction, non-fiction, and audiobooks. Browse through the Mezzanine for a wide selection of adult non-fiction books.

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Recommended Reading

Staff Picks

Leslie M: Eight Perfect Murders by Peter Swanson
Wendy: Lady in Waiting by Anne Glenconner (e-book)
Denise: Dead Wake by Erik Larson (e-audiobook)
Leslie R: An Everyday Hero by Laura Trentham
Connor: Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
Christine: The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel

Recommended Reading

Race, Equity, Anti-Racism, and Inclusion

Readers of all ages—especially children—need to see themselves represented on the pages of the stories they read. We encourage intentionally selecting books about people from all backgrounds, particularly those that are marginalized within the community. The list below is a fraction of the books available at the library, but typifies just how heartwarming and unifying stories can be. Books are also a great tool to start conversations and it’s never too early to talk to children about antiracism and the beauty of diversity.

“It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.” –Maya Angelou

“Being an antiracist requires persistent self-awareness, constant self-criticism, and regular self-examination.” – Ibram X. Kendi

CHILDREN (ages 0-12)
Corduroy by Don Freeman (ages 1-3)
Mama, Do You Love Me? by Barbara M. Joosse (ages 2-4)
And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell (ages 2-5)
Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Pena (ages 3-5)
The King of Kindergarten by Derrick Barnes (ages 3-6)
Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story by Kevin Noble Maillard (ages 3-6)
A is for Activist by Innosanto Nagara (ages 3-7)
The Night is Yours by Abdul-Razak Zachariah (ages 3-7)
A Big Mooncake for Little Star by Grace Lin (ages 4-8)
Alma and How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal (ages 4-8)
Thank You, Omu! by Oge Mora (ages 4-8)
The Proudest Blue by Ibtihaj Muhammad (ages 4-8)
Home at Last by Vera B. Williams (ages 4-8)
The Youngest Marcher  by Cynthia Levinson and Vanessa Brantley-Newton (ages 5-10)
Other Words for Home by Jasmine Warga (ages 8-12)
New Kid by Jerry Craft (ages 8-12)
The Moon Within by Aida Salazar (ages 8-12)
Black Brother, Black Brother by Jewell Parker Rhodes (ages 8-12)
The Bridge Home by Padma Venkatraman (ages 10-12)

YOUNG ADULT (ages 14+)
Saints and Misfits by S.K. Ali
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz
Game Changers: The Story of Venus and Serena Williams by Lesa Cline-Ransome
Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson
The Love & Lies of Rukhsana Ali by Sabina Khan
The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan
All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely
Stamped: Racism, Antiracism and You by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi
On the Come Up by Angie Thomas
Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? by Beverly Daniel Tatum, Ph.D.
Watch Us Rise by Renee Watson

Adult
White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo
When They Call You a Terrorist by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and Asha Bandele
Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue
The Color of Water: A Black Man’s Tribute to his White Mother by James McBride
So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
Human of New York by Brandon Stanton

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