by Karen Soohy
Are you an avid reader? Want to find out more about what kind of books are being offered in the literary world?
When you go to the Greenlee County Library website and click the State Wide Database link on the left side you can find a data base that is very useful.
Remember this is available on any home computer by entering a library card number. If you don’t have a card, come to the library to get yours. They are FREE!!! This article will talk about the Books and Authors button on the page.
Books and Authors lets you explore published books at a whole new level. You can browse by Authors, Titles, Genres, Award Winners, Expert Picks and also a category called Who? What? Where? When in which you can put in a type of character, time period, location and story type and it will recommend books that fit that profile for you.
The database even previews upcoming books and also allows you to create an account so you can review books with your opinion. This account will let you save a book list so you can have all your favorite searches in one place, too.
The books in this data base are all recommended by librarians or other experts, are award winners or are on best seller lists. So if you are looking for your next “good read”, this is one place you will want to check out.
Once you find a book, go to your local library to find out if it is already on the shelf….if not make a request for it and see if we can get it for you.
While you are on the Greenlee County Library Website you might also want to check out the link on the right side to the Eastern Arizona Courier. The online edition gives you free limited access to many of the headline stories making news in our county. Check it out!
Don’t forget to stop by your library to use Ancestry.com which is free on the computers in the library building.
Library Quote: “A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.” George R.R. Martin, A Dance With Dragons.