The Leatherby Libraries is excited to announce that a long-beloved tradition is returning in person and virtually this summer! The 15th annual Community of Readers (CoR) starts June 5, 2023, and ends August 17, 2023.

Not only will this program help you complete your reading challenge on Goodreads, but you can also earn book-themed prizes!

The rules are simple: read a book, preferably owned by the Leatherby Libraries (search the library catalog to find an eligible book). Once finished, write a short review on the Community of Readers blog. A review only needs to be a few sentences. Each review you complete enters you into the drawing for a prize of the month. The more you read, the more chances you have to win!

Meetings for the event will take place at noon on the three following Thursdays:

June 29, July 27, and August 17, 2023*

The prize drawings will occur at those meetings.

*The August 17th meeting will conclude with a hosted lunch celebration and remarks from the Dean of the Leatherby Libraries for all participants.

Anyone with a Leatherby Libraries account is welcome to participate.

If you are planning to join us in person, the event will be located in the Leatherby Libraries on the 4th floor in room 420. If you plan to join us virtually, please use the Zoom link and join room: 413 397 5847.

Visit the Community of Readers blog or contact Essraa Nawar at for more information about the program. If you need a suggestion and want to see reviews from previous participants, the blog is a great place to start!