Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Book Display - J'adore la lecture

It's the time of year when we often put together a display of "reading" books.  You know - books you might actually read because you feel like reading a book, rather than because you've been given a list of readings?  That's the sort of book we dig out of the various parts of our collection and group together on a table somewhere.

This year, for something a little bit different, we've gone multi-lingual.  Since we've recently bought some Harry Potter, Chronicles of Narnia and Twilight books in our core languages (the languages we teach here at JCU:  French, German, Italian and Japanese), we thought we'd find a few other books in those languages and put them together for your reading pleasure.

Whether you are a native French speaker or you are learning French, you should hopefully find something to read.  And, of course, we still have books in English on display as well.

We put this display up on Friday, and already a number of the books have been taken, so you'd best hurry over to take a look.  It's on the First Floor of the Mabo Library in Townsville, near the main staircase.

We will be putting more books up as these get low, but you'll find that the language balance will tip more and more towards English language books as time goes on.

So, if you are interested in picking up something in Italian to read, the earlier you find the display the better.

Oh, and if you don't have time to come in and find a book, but you'd still like to read something in languages other than English, might I recommend some newspapers?

Library Press Display is one of our databases, and it has newspapers from around the world.  Only a small number of people can use it at the same time, so if you find you can't get in the first time you try, wait a bit and try again later.

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