Ayer Library

Staff Picks

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Amy – Head of Youth Services

The Boy From the Woods by Harlan Coben

Long Road to Mercy by David Baldacci

Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

Llama Destroys the World by Jonathan Stutzman

Tiny T. Rex and the Impossible Hug by Jonathan Stutzman


Barbara – Head of Adult Services

Broken (in the best possible way) by Jenny Lawson

Lizzie & Dante by Mary Bly

The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave

American Royals by Katharine McGee

Uncomfortable Conversations With a Black Man by Emmanuel Acho


Christina – Circulation & Outreach Librarian

Malice by Heather Walter

Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

Crescent City: House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas

Podcast: The Apology LineIf you could call a number and say you’re sorry, and no one would know…what would you apologize for? For fifteen years, you could call a number in Manhattan and do just that. This is the story of the line and the man at the other end who became consumed by his own creation.

TV Shows: The Witcher, The Good Place


Eben – Library Clerk

Celtic Mythology for Kids by Christopher S. Pinard

The Illustrated Rumi by Jalal Al-Din Rumi


Heidi – Circulation Librarian

Shiver by Allie Reynolds

The Boatman’s Daughter by Andy Davidson

Follow Me to the Ground by Sue Rainsford

Wonderland by Zoje Stage

TV Shows: Supernatural, Fear Street (3 parts), The Umbrella Academy


Justine – Circulation Librarian

A Man and His Cat by Umi Sakurai

The Jinx Trilogy by Sage Blackwood

Frankenstein’s Monster by Susan Heyboer O’Keefe

Podcast: Welcome to Night Vale – a twice-monthly podcast in the style of community updates for the small desert town of Night Vale, featuring local news, announcements from the Sheriff’s Secret Police, mysterious lights in the night sky, dark hooded figures with unknowable powers, and cultural events.  Turn on your radio and hide.


Keith – Circulation Librarian

Chainsaw Man by Tatsuki Fujimoto

Jujutsu Kaisen by Gege Akutami

The Last Wish by Andrej Sapkowski

Fullmetal Alchemist by Hiromu Arakawa

TV Shows: Supernatural


Nadia – Library Clerk

Out of Salem by Hal Schrieve

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Sorted by Jackson Bird

Something to Talk About by Meryl Wilsner

Sasha Masha by Agnes Borinsky


Samantha – Assistant Director

Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson

Powers: Who Killed Retro Girl by Brian Michael Bendis

Girl Waits With Gun by Amy Stewart

TV Shows: The Toys That Made Us, The Goldbergs, Loki


Sumedha – Library Clerk

Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

Dessert Person by Claire Saffitz

TV Shows: The Good Place, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt


Tim – Library Director

Picnic in the Ruins by Todd Robert Peterson

The Cactus by Sarah Haywood

The Murderbot Diaries Series by Martha Wells

Podcast: 99% Invisible – 99% Invisible is a sound-rich, narrative podcast hosted by Roman Mars about all the thought that goes into the things we don’t think about — the unnoticed architecture and design that shape our world.

Podcast: Outside/In – From New Hampshire Public Radio, a podcast about the natural world and how we use it.

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    Tuesday: 10 am - 8 pm
    Wednesday: 10 am - 8 pm
    Thursday: 10 am - 8 pm
    Friday: 10 am - 5 pm
    Saturday: 10 am - 2 pm
    Closed Sunday and Monday

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    Ayer, MA 01432