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July 31, 2008

Reading Extravaganza!

Good morning,

We are reading up a storm on campus this week!  Take a look at what everyone is reading for ideas about how to spice up your “to be read” pile.  I’m enjoying reading the reviews that you all are writing to recommend your books.  As you might have guessed, the person who has read the most so far is an English major and also a library worker.  If you have not taken the reading challenge yet this summer, it is not too late to get started!  We have just started the seventh week!  All you have to do is read and fill out a simple form on the PoP3 website located at http://reading.thebookloverinme.com/index.html

Remember, at the end of our reading extravaganza, we’ll have a reception in the atrium of the library to wrap up and announce the grand prize winner.  This year the reception will be on Sept. 3 at 10 a.m.  Plan to join us for this celebration of the joy of reading!

Have a great week!

Cindy Parkhurst

(951) 785-2163

cindyp@lasierra.edu

July 22, 2008

Week 6!

Good morning fellow readers!

Hopefully this email finds you in the middle of a good book.  There are quite a few of us reading and sharing what we are reading.  Some of the reviews you all have written have made me want to abandon my current book and start the book you are reading!  In fact, Leslie Martin’s review of Barbara Kingsolver’s Animal, Vegetable, Mineral: A Year of Food Life made me put down my current book for a few days!  These reviews invite great conversation – so find someone who has read something interesting by going to http://reading.thebookloverinme.com and start a conversation!

This is week 6 of our 10 week summer reading program.  The librarians will be posting reviews on a Natural History/Science book for the theme this week.  Come up to the library and see all the books we’ve read and reviewed or visit the PoP3 website noted above to see all the books the librarians have reviewed on the various themes.

Have a great week,

Cindy Parkhurst

Chair of Public Services

(951) 785-2163

cindyp@lasierra.edu

July 14, 2008

Halfway through PoP3!

Good morning!
Welcome to week 5 of Pages of Power 3 (PoP3).  It is hard to believe that this week marks the halfway point of our reading extravaganza!  Many of you are participating and it is fun to see what everyone is reading over the summer.  If you'd like to participate all you have to do is go to the PoP3 website located at http://reading.thebookloverinme.com/ and fill out a Book Summary Form to let us know what you are reading.  I'm always fascinated by how many different books everyone is reading.  You can read the reviews by going to the website and selecting "Reports".
Also, when you come to the library to check out books or pick up the books that you have requested through Link+, take a look at what the librarians are reading.  We are reading on a different subject each week and are putting the books and reviews on display at the library entrance.  The books are available for you to check out if our reviews entice you!  Last week's topic was History and this week's topic is the Librarian's Book of Choice. 
We are looking forward to your reviews and to seeing you in the library!
Meet us at the library!
Cindy Parkhurst
La Sierra University Library
Chair of Public Services
(951) 785-2163

July 03, 2008

Welcome to week 3 of PoP3!

Hello everyone and welcome to week 3 of PoP3,

I can see from looking at your reviews that there is some good reading going on all over campus!  There are some terrific reviews of books about dogs (Marley and Me), royalty (Prince Caspian), vegetables (Animal, Vegetable, Miracle) as well as books that have become movies!  The library staff is reading and will be providing new reviews of books about foreign countries, biography and fiction in the weeks to come.

If you have not already looked at the PoP3 website, you should!  It is located at http://reading.thebookloverinme.com/index.html.  This holiday weekend is a great time to start a book and get involved in reading for fun and community!  So, read a book that is available in the library or through Link + and let us know what you think by submitting a short review. 

Hope to hear from you soon!

Cindy Parkhurst

La Sierra University Library

Chair of Public Services

(951) 785-2163

cindyp@lasierra.edu


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