Summer Reading List

"Moby Dick" by Herman Melville, 1895

It’s finally starting to feel like summer here in the northeast.  Schools are out and students around the country are (eagerly!) picking up their summer reading books from their local libraries.  This yearly ritual inspired me to pick out a few books from our shelves for a new Summer Reading List display in our reading room. Read more

Oh the Weather Outside is Frightful…

Phillips Library Reading Room Book DisplayWith the 2014 Winter Olympics right around the corner, and the foot of snow on the ground here in southern New England, I decided to delve into our collections to create a display highlighting all things winter.  I was pleased to discover materials ranging from the early nineteenth century through to the mid-twentieth, chronicling everything from the art in a snowflake to the finer points of curling.  Read more

Bon Appetite!

Reading Room Display - Cookbooks, September 2013

We have now been open at our new temporary location for a little over one month, and the Reading Room has had a number of visitors from around the country and around the world.  As a new member of the reference staff I am excited to have the opportunity to learn about the Phillips Library collections both through our researchers and the other staff members.  After much discussion with the reference staff it was decided that an exhibit would be a nice addition to our new space.

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