Library staff share staff picks to help you find the right book

WILLIAMSPORT — Did you know that staff members of the James V. Brown Library share their love of reading with the public?

Each month our staff share the books that they’ve read and enjoyed on the Library’s website. Have a favorite reviewer? Know that you’ll love anything they suggest? Check it out here: https://jvbrown.edu/staff-picks/

Don’t want to read about book reviews? That’s OK, too! The Library has a YouTube channel playlist featuring short book review videos here: https://bit.ly/3eRugHI .

You can also call our staff for book suggestions and recommendations at 570-326-0536 or fill out a form at https://jvbrown.edu/book-suggestions/ to get a personalized reading list.

Sharing book reviews give books greater visibility and a greater chance of getting found by more readers. It also aligns with two goals of the Library’s strategic plan, which aims to champion the love of reading and open new doors to lifelong learning.

Research shows that book reviews help amplify a book’s reach among book clubs, bookstores, and other opportunities to gain attention from new readers. Book reviews also help potential readers become familiar with what a book is about, give them an idea of how they themselves might react to it, and determine whether this particular book will be the right book for them right now.

The Brown Library is part of a national “Libraries Transform” effort to increase awareness of the changing role of libraries and the ways in which libraries are transforming to meet the information needs of their users.

The James V. Brown Library is open for browsing and holds pick up from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. To place a hold, visit www.jvbrown.edu or call 570-326-0536 during the library’s operating hours. The library also is open for public computer usage and for services such as printing, faxing, copying and scanning. Walk-in passport services are available.

The James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., Williamsport, Pa., is the place to go to learn, connect and grow. Founded in June 1907, the library champions the love of reading, opens new doors to lifelong learning, provides a haven to those who seek and ensures the preservation of public library services for future generations. The library has more than 225,000 visitors in a year and circulates a half-million items annually. A member of the Lycoming County Library System, the James V. Brown Library participates in PA Forward, a statewide initiative to promote literacies in our communities to power a better future for everyone.


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