Marygrove Library Book Discussion Group

Marygrove Library is hosting their multicultural first book discussion group. During the dates of September 2nd, 2014 through September 27th, 2014, students, faculty, staff, alumni, and guests are invited to review multicultural book titles and submit their first and second book choices. Each person who submits their choice, as well as their name and email address via the Survey Monkey link provided will be entered to win a copy of the chosen book. A short synopsis of each book will be provided to introduce participants to titles they may not be familiar with. Once the most popular title has been chosen, Marygrove Library will then invite the entire college community to read the chosen book independently. Multiple copies will be available for checkout at the Marygrove Library, as well as available through interlibrary loan. There will be an online book discussion group for those who wish to participate, as well as an informal book discussion group/gathering in which refreshments will be served. Those who attend the informal book discussion group/gathering will be entered into a drawing to win one of the multiple copies Marygrove Library purchased for the book discussion group.


Where can I submit my choices in survey?

Where can I checkout a copy of the chosen book: Marygrove Library

Where can I participate in the online book discussion group?

Where will the physical book discussion group be located? Daniel Fisher Room of Marygrove Library TBA


Enter your book suggestions for the Marygrove Library’s summer reading list

We need your participation!  The Marygrove Library is developing a summer reading list that we hope will be reflective of the diverse tastes and interests of our entire college community.   If there is a book that you would like to recommend please fill out our form:

We look forward to viewing and compiling your suggestions. Thank you in advance for your participation!

Download eBooks @ Marygrove Library

OlwkTY0Did you know the library offers free eBooks to download or read on your computer or mobile device?  Marygrove offers students ebooks from eBrary, containing in a wide range of subjects: fine art, social work, to advanced science, and more.  Titles on eBrary are from trusted publishers and contain reputable information to advance your research, giving you a leg up in finishing (or starting) that term paper. 

Access to eBrary is easy, titles can be found in the Library catalog, or to search only for ebooks, under the “Books and Media” tab of the Library homepage, listed as “Ebooks” in the drop down menu.  To access the eBrary library, simply click on the link entitled “ebrary (Proquest).”   For further information, check out this link.

Books can be read right from your web browser, by clicking the link in the Library catalog, or downloaded for 14 days.  Directions for use on a PC can be downloaded here; for Android, Apple, or Kindle Fire users, directions can be downloaded here

Now you can have access to American libraries, archives, and museums with the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)


The Digital Public Library of America launched today at  Planning for the DPLA began in 2010 to bring to life the vision of a comprehensive public American online library. The project houses millions of items including: images, text, moving images, and sound files.  The content of the portal is provided through cultural institutions across the country.

From their blog:

“Many decades in the visioning, two and a half years in the planning, with a small steering committee and an incubation hub at the helm, and featuring dozens of great libraries, universities and archives involved in hundreds of meetings, workshops, plenary meetings, and hackathons, attracting thousands of volunteers backed by millions of foundation and government dollars, today the Digital Public Library of America goes live! It’s a great day for education and progress, as if the Ancient Library of Alexandria had met the Modern World Wide Web and digitized America for the benefit of all,” said Doron Weber, Vice Chair of the DPLA Steering Committee and Vice President, Programs at the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, a major, active funder of the project.

This project is supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Arcadia Fund, Institute of Museum and Library Services, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Start searching this groundbreaking new resource at !

Deadline for participating in World Book Night is Weds, Jan 23

Hi res WBN logo 2013The Marygrove College Library will be participating in World Book Night on April 23rd, 2013. “On World Book Night, 25,000 book-givers each give away 20 FREE copies of a specially-printed, not-for-resale World Book Night U.S. edition of a book they have read and loved, chosen from a list of 30 titles selected by a panel of librarians and booksellers.  The volunteer book-givers personally hand out their FREE copies to complete strangers, people who may never have owned a book of their own.”

If you are anyone you know are interested in being a Giver on April 23rd please apply by January 23rd, 2013, at: and choose the Marygrove College Library as your pick-up location. For additional information see the World Book Night website ( or feel free to contact the library.

Thanks for reading and to all those that have already signed up. The library is looking forward to celebrating World Book Night with you!

The Banned Books Read-in is today from 3pm-6pm. Enter our raffle to win a gift card to Barnes and Noble!

Come celebrate Banned Books Week with the Marygrove Library from 3pm-6pm today in the Beyond the Words Gallery!

Our presenters will be reading passages from their favorite banned books and light refreshments will be served.

Enter our Banned Books raffle to win a $25 Gift Certificate to Barnes and Noble!

For more information contact Marygrove Library at or phone ext. 1346.

Marygrove Library Needs More Presenters for Banned Books Week

Marygrove Library is calling for volunteers to participate in our Banned Books event on October 3rd from 3pm to 7pm in the Beyond the Words Gallery.  Participants will read one passage aloud from their favorite banned book and participate in discussion.  Refreshments will be provided.

We greatly appreciate  your participation and attendance!

Please contact Jessica Morales at or x1498 with questions or to sign-up.

More information on Banned Books week can be found below.