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EC Reads Summer Reading Program: Home


This year, PBS assembled a list of America’s best loved 100 novels and aired an 8 part series called “The Great American Read.”  The AC Buehler Library’s Summer Reading program will encourage participants to select and read books from this list.

Feel free to read whatever you would normally read over the summer but try to add one or two novels from the “Great American Read” list.  We’ll tally up titles at the end of the summer to see what Elmhurst College’s best loved novels are from the list.

Don't forget to record your summer reading of your choosing, drop the logs off at the Reference Desk (attached) and collect your Summer Reading prizes! Pick up one of the Great American Read books from our displays while you are there.

Join us on July 12, 1-2pm, and August 9, 1-2pm, for “The Great American Read at Elmhurst College” book discussions. We’ll have light refreshments and provide an opportunity for you to your summer reading.

For more info, call the Reference Desk at x3173. Check the Library's Facebook page for more Summer Reading ideas.

The AC Buehler Library offers 350,00 from a variety of providers like e-Read Illinois. Feel free to organize your own books clubs within or across departments.

We look forward to seeing you this summer.

Reading Resources

e-books at Elmhurst College - we offer over 350,000 ebooks from a number of different vendors.

eRead Illinois - eRead Illinois is a program to promote reading throughout Illinois.  Elmhurst College library can now provide several thousand ebooks - many of which are fiction - through participation in this program.

I-Share (VuFind) Library Catalog - Elmhurst College's VuFind discovery interface for the I-Share library catalog. Use this resource to find books, ebooks, journal titles, movies, and music owned by Elmhurst College, and information about items located in over 80 academic and research libraries in Illinois.

New Books at the AC Buehler Library

Elmhurst Public Library Work Perks - The Elmhurst Public Library is offering special borrowing privileges to individuals that work in the city of Elmhurst.  These perks include remote access to select databases, ability to place holds on Elmhurst materials, and much more.