Calling all readers!! The San Juan Island Library invites you to visit their online Reading Room. Want to get an insight into the reading interests of San Juan Island Library staff? Looking for an online book group or curious about last year’s literary award winners? Well, the San Juan Island Library’s Reading Room offers these opportunities and more! The Reading Room offers patrons an online virtual reading nook, with staff curated resources and information.
Here you can find staff reviews and favorite titles, great literary websites, and a carousel of our latest items.
Not sure what to read next? Try our Reading links to find out authors who write like other authors, and similar themes and genres.
Want to read award winning poetry and prose? You can browse the links to award winners including the Nobel, Pulitzer and Man Booker Prizes.
Waiting with bated breath for the latest by your favorite authors? We have listed our new items lists and a handy instruction sheet on how to search, find and hold the newest items in our collection.
Have spare time and want to talk with others about reading? There are many online book groups out there and we have highlighted just a few, including Oprah’s, Goodreads and Booktalk. There is also the Literary Classics book group for those classicists amongst you. You will find links to our digital content: digital magazines with Flipster; newspaper articles with The New York Times, literary databases such as Novelist and the Literary Reference Center and our e-book collection through Washington Anytime Library.
You can also find information on our monthly Literary Salon.
So why not make a cup of tea, put your feet up and check it out?
Go to www.sjlib.org and follow the link at the bottom of the left hand column on our home page.
Oh, and don’t forget to look at our Staff Page for further insight into our staff’s reading interests (and the added pleasure of looking at their cute baby photos!)
We wish you happy browsing!
Assistant Director and Manager of Adult Services
San Juan Island Library