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Library Renovation Update 




The Library will be closed from May 12th through mid-August. 

There will be some pre-renovation preparation taking place throughout the building in April and early May. Please pardon any disruption.  We are committed to keeping the Library open for your use, but there will be noise in parts of the building as work continues throughout the project.

Watch our May Newsletter for more information. At that time there will be a renovation update section available on the Library’s webpage to stay up-to-date with specific information during the 16 month renovation project. Stay up to date by following us on social media too.

There will be no access to the physical library building during the summer but library staff will still be available virtually to help you. 

Thank you for your understanding and patience as we update Buhl with new spaces that we think you're going to love!


Asian American Voices  


This month we are featuring books written by Asian American authors and non-fiction works on  Asian American history and experience in the United States. Check out some of our featured titles below. We are also sharing a list of helpful anti-racism resources.

Asian American Anti-Racism Resources


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What's New?


PLEASE NOTE: We have a new smaller new book display located in our library lobby. Some of our newest titles will be featured here every month. You can still browse the rest of our newest titles and featured collections from the library online on the landing page for our online catalog, HENRY.  

Click on the book titles for book descriptions.

April is National Poetry Month 


April is National Poetry Month! Did you know 2021 marks the 25th year since the establishment of the celebration of poets and poetry every year? Launched by the Academy of American Poets in April 1996, National Poetry Month reminds the public that poets have an integral role to play in our culture and that poetry matters. Over the years, it has become the largest literary celebration in the world, with tens of millions of readers, students, K–12 teachers, librarians, booksellers, literary events curators, publishers, families, and, of course, poets, marking poetry's important place in our lives. (From 

Check out just a small selection of our poetry collection below! 

Browse more of our poetry collection by searching Poetry in HENRY and narrowing your search results by using the subjects on the left-hand side. You can also search for a particular poet (I.e. Mary Oliver), country (i.e. Japan Poetry) or group of people, time period or event (i.e. War Poetry).

Taking Summer Classes? 


Learn about library services and resources available to you from home to help you with summer online courses. 

Need help with a research paper or assignment?

We're here to help! Library staff are here to help you during Intersession and Summer Classes. You can find our contact information and hours here.  

Helpful Tips!

  • You can make a research appointment with a librarian at any time to discuss an assignment or research paper. One of us will meet with you - one on one to discuss your research topic, the best sources for your project, etc. Email to make an appointment.
  • If you get a log-in screen when trying to access one of our databases, make sure you are connected to the VPN. Follow this link for instructions.

Website Tutorial

Note: You must be logged into Office 365 to view this tutorial. Log-in is your GCC username and password (the same as you use to log into your GCC laptop).

EBSCO Discovery Tutorial 

Note: You must be logged into Office 365 to view this tutorial. Log-in is your GCC username and password (the same as you use to log into your GCC laptop).

eBook Help 

The Benefits of Reading for Fun


Pin by Robin Lee Hatcher on Print Love (Words). | Reading quotes, Literary  quotes, Book quotes


Did you know that just 6 minutes of reading can help reduce stress levels as much a drinking a cup of coffee or tea, going for a walk or listening to music? It can also help increase levels of empathy and help keep our minds active as we age to avoid cognitive decline. (From and Front Range Community College)

Did you know you can take books home with you over the summer? We have a great collection You can browse it here.

Looking for some recommendations? 

Newest Titles 

Librarian Recommended Titles 

The Book Thief

With April being Holocaust Remembrance Month I wanted to share a book related to this subject. The first one that came to mind was the Book Thief. The title alone is intriguing, isn’t it? This story features a very brave girl with a thirst for knowledge and a love of reading. Young Liesel becomes involved in a resistance movement to save books and knowledge from being destroyed forever and she’s not the only one. This book is filled with an interesting cast of characters and a story that you won’t soon forget. After you’ve read the book or instead of reading the book, (I promise, I won’t judge if you do.) pick up the movie, we have it too! 

A Man Called Ove

As a librarian, I get asked for book recommendations a lot. From family members, friends and strangers in the check-out line at the grocery store who casually ask what I do for a living. I love it! But I always like to have one great recommendation at the ready at all times. A Man Called Ove is that book. I recommend it to everyone. We just added it to our collection and I couldn’t be more excited to recommend it to you! Meet Ove. (pronounced Oo-vuh) He is a grumpy old man who does not like iPads, Volvos, or people who can’t back up a U-haul amongst other things. There’s a long list. He has a short temper and a strict daily schedule. His quiet, orderly world comes to an end when a new family moves in next door. As you learn about Ove’s past and the new people in his neighborhood you will experience sadness, laughter, (a lot of laughter) and joy. This is a thoughtful story with a great cast of characters and a wonderful reminder of the impact that one person can have on the lives of others. It is a story that I can read over and over again.  Curl up with this book on a warm spring/summer day. I hope you love it as much as I do. Enjoy! 

The Nightingale

 From the very beginning of this novel you will be captivated by the lives of two sisters living in occupied France during WWII. Isabelle and Vianne, both very strong women disagree on how to deal with the German Occupation. This tests their already fragile relationship and the lives of others around them. This page-turner will keep you guessing as the war unfolds and both women have to make a choice between right and wrong, and whether to fight for what they believe in or not. This story is a testament to the strength of the human spirit and it is one that you won’t soon forget. Grab it off our shelves, make a cup of tea and enjoy!

Maisie Dobbs

Is it possible to love a book so much that each time you reread it, it feels like you’re visiting an old friend? If it is, then that’s what this series is to me, an old friend. This first book in the series introduces you to Maisie and her smart wit, bravery and just all-around awesomeness (partly because she loves books too!) The series follows her life as a young maid, a nurse and a private investigator solving cases. You will begin to know these characters as your family and friends and that’s what I love about it. Happy reading! 

The Last Days of Night

This novel is a fascinating look into the battle to electrify America in the late1800s. Paul Cravath is a young lawyer representing George Westinghouse in a billion dollar case with Thomas Edison over who invented the lightbulb and holds the right to power thecountry. With a historical cast of characters including Nikolai Tesla, Alexander Graham Bell and J.P Morgan making appearances, this is a fun historical thriller of a read. Based on real events, find out if Paul’s brilliance and hard work pays off and who wins the landmark case that will shape history. If you liked The Imitation Game, you’ll enjoy this one. Moore also wrote and won an Oscar for the screenplay of that film. This book is a great option for your summer break. Enjoy! 

Life of Pi

This is one of those books that once you read it (myself included) you recommend to everyone. I mean everyone - friends, family, neighbors and that random person at the grocery store. It’s that good. The characters are memorable. How could you forget a tiger with the name Richard Parker? The story of Pi’s life is both heartbreaking and heartwarming at the same time. I hope you'll pick this one up for your summer break reading. 

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