Notice: Pierce County Library System is discontinuing the DearReader online book club service and after November 30th, 2014, you will no longer receive DearReader emails. We apologize for the inconvenience. Pierce County Library offers many other services that may be of interest. See the Book Selection Tools available through our web site and find a book club through the library's online calendar of events.
Can I see a sample of titles that are featured?
Yes. The sign-up page has the current title for each of the several clubs.
DearReader's Sign-Up Page for Pierce County Library
What if I don't have my own access to the Internet?
If you have an email account, and access to it, you can join this book club. All Pierce County Libraries have public Internet computers you may use to access your email account.
Do I need a library card to join?
No, for joining the online book club and receiving the emails, a library card is not required. You will need a library card if you wish to check out copies of the books from our library.
Why would I want to read only part of a book?
The book club opens the pages of a variety of books for you. You decide whether you wish to continue with the full book or not. Even if you don't read the entire book, you can be refreshed by a quick break from your current environment, further develop the habit of reading, and find a way to work more of the joy of personal reading into your life!
What if I get hooked on a featured book and want to read the entire book?
You can go immediately to the library catalog and use your library card to place a request for a copy in our library system, to be delivered to your local library.
A quick link to the library's website is also located at the bottom of each emailed chapter.
Does the library have each featured book?
Usually, yes. The Library is advised in advance which books will be featured. Most of these are currently popular books or popular authors, which the Library already owns or has ordered.
How do I join?
Go to DearReader's sign-up page, select the type of books you wish to read, and enter your email address.
How can I unsubscribe?
Instructions on how to unsubscribe are listed at the very bottom of each e-mail you receive.
What if I go on vacation, or can't read my email everyday?
The email messages will be sent to your email account daily (Monday-Friday), unless you specifically unsubscribe. You can read them from anywhere you can access your email.
Who selects the books that are used?
The staff at DearReader.com make the final selection of the titles, and prepare and distribute the actual emails that are sent out. They consult with participating librarians about which titles the libraries would like to see featured.
What if a title doesn't appeal to me?
If the current title is not one you wish to continue reading, you can delete the emails that come that week.
Who pays for this service?
The service is free to Library customers, with the subscription paid by the Library. The service is also funded by the commissions DearReader.com receives on books purchased by readers via DearReader's bookstore links. If you prefer to purchase a book rather than checking it out from the library, you might consider purchasing it through www.DearReader.com. The full title/author information and ISBN are included in each emailed portion.
If I join and give my email address, will I get more SPAM mail?
DearReader.com's policy states that they will never sell, rent or disclose your email address or personal identifiable information to outside parties without your consent unless compelled by law or court order to do so. Your email address will be used only for the delivery of the online book clubs. You may unsubscribe at any time.
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