Friday, October 17, 2014

Meet our Student Workers: Alexis

Where are you from?
Frederick, Maryland

What are you studying?
Psychology

Favorite book? 
Pride and Prejudice

Favorite Quote?
"Be the change you wish to see in the world" - Ghandi

Best thing about working at Grafton Library?
Best thing about working in Grafton is the close knit groups and the ability to work and meet new people.

Favorite thing about Mary Baldwin College?
Everything

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Bestseller Collection

The main floor of Grafton Library is home to a small, unassuming shelf full of popular bestsellers for leisure reading between coursework.

These bestseller books are organized by author's last name; there are no call numbers here. They may appear in your searches in GLDYS- you will know they are bestsellers because the collection is listed as "Popular Reading", and the call number is listed as the author's last name. Bestseller books circulate for four weeks at a time, and you have up to three of these gems out at one time. 

You can read more about our browsing bestseller collection here.

Like Grafton's Facebook page for updates when new bestsellers and DVDs arrive!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Meet our Student Workers: Jessica A

Where are you from?
King George, VA

What are you studying?
Masters in Arts and Teaching- Elm. Ed

Favorite book? 
Divergent Series

Favorite TV Show?
Sailor Moon + Orange is the New Black

Favorite Song?
Greater than 84 by AFI

Favorite Quote?
"Every storm runs out of rain"

Best thing about working at Grafton Library?
Meeting new people, being surrounded by books, my coworkers + my boss

Favorite thing about Mary Baldwin College?
It's  home <3

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Children's Literature

Did you know that Grafton Library has a children's section?  You can find it on the Mezzanine level behind the elevator.

It's a wonderful time capsule of children's reading filled with picture books and young adult books that have captured young readers' attentions for decades.  Madeline is currently a huge hit at my house and along with Big Wolf and Little Wolf, a delightful story about a big wolf who doesn't realize how lonely he is until he meets a friend in a little wolf.

Not only can you go through a fun walk down memory lane but you can also find more recent books like the Harry Potter series.  Never underestimate the rejuvenating powers of a good children's book.  You can read through them quickly but their affect is long lasting and is often a reminder of how much fun reading can be.  

Friday, October 3, 2014

Meet our Student Workers: Kelsey

Where are you from?
Virginia Beach

What are you studying?
Criminal Justice

Favorite TV Show?
NCIS

Best thing about working at Grafton Library?
All of the books

Favorite thing about Mary Baldwin College?
Small, I feel like a person and not a number