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   Volume I, Issue 2
May 2005   

Summertime and the reading is easy


Interested in some light summer reading? Want the latest espionage novels by Jack Higgins or Frederick Forsyth? How about a behind-the-scenes look at American politics, like Dave Barry Hits Below the Beltway or Michael Moore’s Dude, Where’s my Country? If cooking is more to your taste, how about  From Emeril’s Kitchens? Looking for an interesting biography, like Every Second Counts about cyclist Lance Armstrong? Are you a fan of mysteries and detective stories, such as those by Nevada Barr, Lawrence Block and Ed McBain? How about the latest novels by Barbara Taylor Bradford, Sandra Brown, Bebe Moore Campbell and John Grisham? 

For all of these summertime readings, you need go no further than Falvey Memorial Library’s Popular Reading collection. Located on the main floor across from the Circulation desk, this collection offers a constantly changing selection of books pulled from The New York Times best-sellers list and pre-publication announcements. Every month new titles are added while others are removed to keep approximately 300 books on hand. Because this collection is so popular with faculty, students and staff, the lending period is shorter than for books in the main library collection. Items can be borrowed for 30 days with no renewals.

Come in and browse these shelves before you head off for a relaxing vacation or a quiet weekend in the backyard.