Finger puppets of famous authors.

Read three books and one of these puppets could be going home with you.

Planning to do any beach reading this summer? Think you’ll use the downtime to catch up on classic novels – or even graphic novels? Join the Community of Readers (CoR) and earn prizes as you read! The Leatherby Libraries has hosted Community of Readers for ten years now. The program is open to anyone with a Leatherby Libraries account – that includes faculty, staff, students, and alumni.

The rules are simple: read a book from the Leatherby Libraries’ collection (search the library catalog to find an eligible book), then write a short review on the Community of Readers blog. These reviews can be short – only a couple of sentences. Each review enters you into the drawing for our mid-summer giveaway and the Grand Prize at the end of the program. You also earn prizes as you go – everything from travel mugs to famous author finger puppets. The more you read, the more you win!

Want more CoR? Check out our list of summer events:
First Brown Bag Lunch: Friday, June 23 • 12:00 p.m.
Second Brown Bag Lunch: Friday, July 21 • 12:00 p.m.
Last day to submit reviews: Thursday, August 17
End of the Program Party: Friday, August, 18 • 12:00 p.m.
Location for all activities: Center for American War Letters Archives, Leatherby Libraries, Lower Level

The program runs from May 22, 2017 to August 17, 2017. Visit for more information about the program. You’ll also find reading lists of suggested books from various genres, as well as reviews from past participants. Who knows, you may find your next summer read!