The Leatherby Libraries is excited to announce that a long-beloved tradition is returning this summer. Join the Community of Readers (CoR) and enter to win prizes as you read! The Leatherby Libraries has hosted Community of  Readers for twelve 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 owned by the Leatherby Libraries (search the library catalog to find an eligible book and check it out, read your own copy at home, or check out our collection of over 120,000 e-books, updated regularly), 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 the prize drawing at the next virtual lunchtime meeting. The more you read, the more chances you have to win!

The program runs from June 14, 2021 to August 26, 2021. Virtual lunchtime meetings will take place on Thursday, July 1stThursday, July 29th, and Thursday, August 26th. All meetings will take place at 12 PM over Zoom. Zoom ID: 413 397 5847

Visit or contact Essraa Nawar 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!

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