The Plot Against America is one of the most talked-about books this summer, and keeps appearing on everyone’s recommended ‘summer reading’ list. It was actually released in 2004, yet reads as though it was written this year. The Plot Against America was Philip Roth’s entry into the genre of historical fiction, and it asks “what if ‘Lucky Lindy’ unseated the popular FDR in the 1940 election?” This page-turner was composed as if it were an autobiography, written by the adult Philip Roth about the child Philip Roth and his family, who each (father, mother, brother, cousin, and aunt) play an important character, presented in loving detail throughout his novel. This book is highly recommended !
Some of the best sellers for the Summer are now available at the Library! Check some of these out: The President Is Missing, When Life Gives You LuLuMelons, The Widow Clicquot, The Wife Between Us, Crazy Rich Asians, Summer Wives and many more! Best-sellers are the perfect books to take to the beach, the boat… or just to the backyard.
Please note: If a book is on loan to someone else, we’ll be happy to put you on the hold list!
If you have a child in grades 7 – 12, chances are they are required to read a number of books this summer, whether in private or public schools. Most public libraries have long waiting lists for the titles, but we have copies of most of these books here on our shelves – from the traditional classics to contemporary classics – waiting to be read this summer. So don’t have your child be ‘wait-listed’ for books today – stop by the library and let us help you here! (Please note, if we don’t have a particular title, we can always request it for you via our ILL program, which allows us to borrow from other colleges.)
As the semester winds down, please be mindful that the Library CAN NOT take any rental books back which were rented from the Bookstore! Those books need to be brought back to the Bookstore, to clear your account so you won’t be charged replacement fees. The Library isn’t responsible for your Bookstore rentals which are left with us.
We don’t want to leave you hanging! Remember to return where you got them. Thanks!
If you have any outstanding items on your account – from books to phone chargers to dry erase markers – you will be “billed and blocked” from getting your actual diploma if you’re a graduate and/or your final grades for the semester. DO NOT WAIT until May 17 – May 19 to clear this up, as the closer to Graduation / end of the semester the longer it will take to go through all proper channels to take the block off. It won’t be an immediate remedy, so PLEASE check your bookbags, dorm rooms, cars, etc and bring everything back to the library ASAP. Clear your account today!
Exam week is always the busiest week for our Library Study Rooms, and many patrons have them reserved in advance. If you go into a study room which appears to be empty, and you did not reserve that room, please remember a study group may show up and ask you to leave as they have the room reserved – and you must cooperate and find another place to study. We thank you in advance for your understanding in this matter!
PLAN AHEAD! If you need any books from another college or public library, NOW is the time to order them! Some of these requests can take up to two weeks (14 days) to arrive here, so plan ahead if you have a report due, or need the items to study for exams. The longer you wait, the slimmer your chances of receiving the items on time. Please fill out an ILL request for all items needed from other libraries, or call us at 232-6125 for assistance.
We cannot order e-books from other libraries due to copyright restrictions, so make sure you’re requesting the print book format (or ask a librarian for help)!
*Articles usually take sooner to be delivered, so you still have time to order those.