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Kids, teens, and adults! Log your reading for a chance to earn prizes, complete missions, and play educational games.

Register as an individual or create a family account on our Reading Challenge website.

Interested in information tailored specifically for youth? Visit our  Virtual Storytime,  Kids' Reading, and Teen Reading pages.

Reading Recommendations

  • Novelist PlusThis online service helps readers discover fiction and nonfiction titles by using previous books read and topics that interest them as criteria for locating new books.  Contains author read alikes, book discussion guides, reviews, and award/genre/topical lists. Login using your library card number as your Patron ID.

Book Clubs and Discussion Groups

  • The Hill Road Library Book Club meets virtually via Zoom on a monthly basis. Contact linda.cherry@ventura.org for more information.
  • Interested in borrowing a book set for your own book club?  Book club kits check out for six weeks and contain 10 copies of the same title, as well as a reader's guide. A list of book club kits is available in the library catalog here. Contact dolly.knight@ventura.org with questions or for additional information.


One County, One Book Community Reading Program

  • 2020 selection, including links to a talk with the author, companion reading lists, and related history presentations.
  • Past titles

How to Use the Library's Online Catalog

We have several videos like the one below, aimed at assisting you in finding the specific item you want. Please see Ventura County Library's YouTube eLibrary Tutorials playlist for more video tutorials.