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CreekBooks: About CreekBooks

A guide to the Wiggins Memorial Library book club

Purpose

CreekBooks gathers together Campbell University students, faculty, and staff to enrich their intellectual journey and broaden their social sensitivity & life perspective. The book club supports reading in all its facets to include recreational and leisure reading of contemporary fiction, non-fiction, and young adult texts. Book club discussions will provide an in-depth analysis of each text and assist readers with identifying the text’s academic value.

How Does It Work?

WHO CAN JOIN?
CreekBooks is a book club for the Campbell community: all are welcome.  Lively discussions are enriched by contributions from University faculty, staff, students, and Friends of the Library.

WHAT DO WE READ?
Before the start of the term, University librarians will carefully select 3-4 potential book club titles.  At the start of the semester, the Campbell community is encouraged to participate in the selection process by voting for their top pick.  

HOW DO I GET A COPY?
The library will purchase several copies of the book, which will be available to participants first come, first served.   Additional copies will be available for purchase at the campus Barnes & Noble bookstore.

HOW DO I PARTICIPATE IN DISCUSSION?
The book club will meet twice a semester, offering both in-person and virtual discussion sessions.  In-person sessions will take place at Wiggins Memorial Library, where refreshments will be served.  As appropriate, CreekBooks may invite special guests to provide insight into specialized subject areas relating to the book.

Book Selection Criteria

University librarians carefully select titles that are:

  • Relevent to current Campbell University students
  • Shorter than 400 pages
  • Not a sequel
  • Non-juvenile
  • In keeping with the mission of CreekBooks and represent diverse perspectives

Priority is given to titles that are award winning and/or tied to current interest.

Spring 2017 Pick-Hidden Figures

10 copies available for checkout at Wiggins Memorial Library--first come, first serve.

2 copies of the audio book available for checkout at Wiggins Memorial Library--first come, first serve.

Copies are also available for purchase at the campus bookstore, Barnes and Noble.

Attend one of the book chatter meetings this semester, January 26th and March 16th and you could win a free copy of the book!

Suggest Our Next Book Club Pick

The Value of Leisure Reading