Read a good book? This is the question posed to students visiting the leisure reading stand at Kimberlin on 8/10/18 as part of LLS activities for National Libraries week. During that Wednesday afternoon over one hundred and seven students visited the stand and spoke with Library staff about their favourite reads and explored the leisure reading material displayed, some borrowing Library staff recommendations.
Students were asked if they would like to recommend a book they have enjoyed and share their thoughts on this title. Thirty-four students agreed to do this offering us a wide range of novels guaranteed to transport the reader to other worlds and life experiences.
Sophie McKensie, Black Sheep
Malorie Blackman Noughts and crosses (series)
Khali Hosseini The Kite Runner
Rupi Kaur, Milk and Honey
Jhumpa Lahiri The Namesake
Gabriel Garcia Marquez One hundred years solitude
Torey Haydon One child
Students were reminded of the Student suggest a purchase scheme http://www.library.dmu.ac.uk/Home/About/index.php?page=552 and even made use of it there and then to request books for the library!
There were many discussions about reading and how this is can be a fun and relaxing activity allowing a breather from the intensity of study. The Kimberlin leisure collection includes many relaxing reads and now, with auto renewal, unless wanted by another reader, users really can read them at their leisure.
Kimberlin Colour Full Reads was introduced, a promotional scheme to encourage reading and to stress the diverse nature of our collection enabling students to explore other worlds and experiences, reading books by authors from many different cultural backgrounds.
So, to kick start your leisure reading click on the following links to see the range of the leisure collection, https://tinyurl.com/dmu-leisure-reads or identify a colour full read https://tinyurl.com/dmu-colour-full-reads