Planning to do any beach reading this summer? Think you’ll use your 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 eleven 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 journals to finger puppets. The more you read, the more you win!

The program runs from May 20, 2019 to August 20, 2019. Monthly meetings will begin in late June. Visit or contact Annie Tang at 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!