Posts Tagged ‘reading’

Great American Read – Searching for the Country’s Best Loved Novel

THE GREAT AMERICAN READ is an eight-part PBS series that explores and celebrates the power of reading, told through the prism of America’s 100 best-loved novels (as chosen in a national survey).”

Click here to see the list of America’s 100 most-loved books.*

What’s your favorite?

Are there some that you’ve always wanted to read?

Are there some you wish were on the list?

Make this an opportunity to challenge yourself, your family, and your friends to do some reading and talking about books!


Visit the Great American Read website for all the details.

*Most of the 100 books are available at the BSC Library. If not, we can get them for you via ILL (Interlibrary Loan). [Note: ILL services available to current BSC students, faculty, and staff only.]



Great American Read Coming Soon

The Great American Read premieres on PBS on May 22. Explore the list of 100 books. How many have you read? Did you find your favorite?

Wallflowers Revealed!

Maybe you’ve been on a bad blind date, maybe you don’t like taking risks. Whatever the reason you didn’t choose to go on a Blind Date with a Book, you can still check us out!

We’re waiting for you at the BSC Library.

Blind Date with a Book Wallflowers

Overheard from the Blind Date with a Book Wallflowers …

I can’t believe I am a Blind Date with a Book wallflower.

Why didn’t anyone choose me?

I have SO much to say. I am fun and interesting.

I like to get out of the Library once in a while.

Please … take a chance. Check me out!

Are You Willing to Take a Chance?

Blind Date with a Book Launches Today! Your date is waiting for you.

Blind Date with a Book Launches on Valentine’s Day

Looking for the perfect Valentine’s Day date?

How about a blind date … with a book?

Why date a book?

  • No wondering who should pay (checking out library books is free)
  • No need to impress or get new clothes; be yourself and wear what’s comfy
  • Your date is always ready when you are
  • No adverse consequences when you snuggle up with a book (even on a first date)
  • No messy break-ups
  • No embarrassing photos or stories posted online
  • And … who knows? You may find your true love!

Stop by the Library on Valentine’s Day (Wednesday, February 14)

Choose your date from the “Blind Date with a Book” display. No worries if you can’t make it that day; we will leave the books on display for several days.

How it Works

  • We wrapped up books from a variety of subject areas from our collection
  • Other than some descriptive words on the wrapper, there are no clues about what book is inside
  • A “Rate Your Date” form is included in each package
  • Choose something that strikes your fancy, check it out (your BSC ID is your library card), read it, rate it, and return the book and the rating card to the Library’s front desk
  • Rating forms are due on March 19 for a chance at a prize drawing on March 20

Be adventurous! Try something new!

National Reading Group Month

Did you know that October is National Reading Group Month?

If you belong to a book group, you already know why shared reading is so much fun and so valuable.

If you don’t belong a to a book group, start your own!

Click here for some great book group resources.