The Adult collection features popular works of both Fiction and Non-Fiction. Our book collection has approximately 20,000 titles in print. In addition, we offer a variety of newspapers, magazines and audiobooks as well as music and film selections. See below for an overview of the collection.
Fiction — We collect mainly Thrillers, Chick Lit, Romance, Historical Fiction, Short Stories, Classics, and Debut Novels in hardcover and paperbacks.
- Large Print: These are mostly bestsellers in Genre Fiction but some Non-Fiction works are available too.
- Mystery: Are housed separately from Fiction and are both classic and current Cozies, Detective Stories, etc.
- Sci-Fi or Science Fiction: Are housed separately and are mostly classic titles.
Non Fiction — We purchase a variety of new non-fiction books which are shelved according to the call number. A few genres are shelved separately from the Adult NF Stacks:
- Biography: Are shelved separately alphabetically by the last name of the subject of the book.
- Career & Education: Find here Test Prep, College Info, Resume and Interview Guides.
- Travel Books: A small but current selection of series guidebooks and more unique titles are purchased.
- Oversize: Large books in many topics are shelved on the back wall. Most of these are art books, cookbooks and history titles.
- YA: Books with a yellow YA label indicated books are appropriate for Young Adults.
Magazines and Newspapers — A variety of dailies, weekly, and monthly issued titles are purchased.
- About 75 different titles are on subscription.
- Bound copies of The Pelham Weekly date from 1997 to the present are made possible by Maggie Klein, Ed.
- Older local papers are on Microfilm at the Pelham High School. Click here for a list of holdings.
AudioBooks | Talking Books | Book on Tape — We collect current and some classic titles on CD and more recently Mp3 formats.
Fiction — Are arranged as a browsing collection alphabetically by author. Mystery titles are interfiled with spine labels.
Non-Fiction — We purchase mainly history, memoir, travelogs and biographical works in this collection. Some ESL works are also available.
- Modern Scholar Series: These are college-level lecture series on a variety of topics/subjects. There are in CD format and come with a book.
- Pimsleur Language Series: Learn a new language or practice your skills. We have a variety of languages to select from. Some in short form and some in long form on CDs. We also have a smaller collection on Mp3 that includes a booklet in pdf.
Music — A small collection on CDs focusing on Grammy Winners and chart topping releases is available. These are arranged as a browsing collection by popular genres.
Films and Movies
We collect new and classic film and movies on DVD. We have a few older titles on video.
- Popular Works: Are shelved as a browsing collection by alphabetically by title.
- Foreign: These are both Independent and Studio films, shelved alphabetically or by call no.
- Non-Fiction: Find here Documentaries, Instructional Videos, Travel and Exercise videos.
Through our membership in the Westchester Library System (WLS) we offer a range of eBooks, EAudiobooks as well as a number of Research Resources and Learning Tutorials for your use and enjoyment. Please see our elibrary page.