YA and Leisure Reading
"I understand that this is a college library, but I do wish that there were more young adult novels. When I have the opportunity to read things that aren't required for class, I chose to read YA novels because they're more for entertainment.
"I think we need more contemporary/ young adult books. I really enjoy reading those in my spare time and it would be nice to see more of that in the library."
"I wish the library had more fantasy novels with more interesting female protagonists, geared towards entertainment rather than literature." "We can always use more leisure reading novels."
"Honestly, I wish the non-academic/leisure reading collection was larger." "We need more contemporary novels."
"A larger selection of leisure books would be very much appreciated, especially full series in order. Or perhaps the first and second books in the series not the newest releases, that makes it very hard to begin a new book if one does not like reading books out of order.
"More Graphic Novel titles would be awesome." "I wish that we had more books for spare time and fun. It doesn't seem like we have very many options for a fun and relaxing book."
"More recent books would be good for casual readers."
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Thank you for your question about providing more YA materials for leisure reading. You’re correct in supposing that the majority of our budget goes to databases, journals, books and films to support the curriculum – it does. But we do know Hollins students love to read, and we want you to know we have heard your requests! We have started a project: Circulation Coordinator Karen Ryan, with the help of our student employees, will be selecting more YA titles to add to the library’s bestseller and permanent collections.
We will also reach out to you, our readers, more often to ask what you’d like to read. But you don’t need to wait: we’ll gladly hear your suggestions for must-read titles or authors any time. Submit your suggestions via the library website, the suggestion box on the library’s first floor, text us at (540) 999-4821 or email Karen Ryan at firstname.lastname@example.org.