History of the KCC Reads Program
KCC Reads, the Common Reading Program at Kingsborough Community College, was inaugurated at a meeting of the Faculty Assembly in Spring, 2001. Since that time, we have adopted a number of wonderful and inspiring books and engaged in much valuable programming around them.
Students have been enriched through this program in numerous ways—everything from producing art, making pottery and beautiful illustrations inspired by the books, holding special art exhibits, expert lectures and keynote talks, and musical performances, as well as various academic events: student debates, panel presentations, film screenings, and roundtable discussions.
Through the KCC Reads program, students have done volunteer work and raised money for worthy causes; they’ve developed as thinkers and
become better prepared for life beyond school.
Through this program, faculty and staff have also taken advantage of the many opportunities to collaborate and work as an campus-wide community—in nominating and selecting the book, participating in reading groups, and organizing, holding and participating in events programming around the books.
Over the fifteen years, KCC Reads has adopted the following books:
To the right, you will notice book covers for each year of the program. With the exception of the years 2002-2006 and 2010-2012, clicking on any cover will take you to information regarding that year’s programming. Please take a minute to peruse the KCC Reads archive.
Note: The KCC Library has a special KCC Reads History page under "Leisure Fiction in the Stacks" at this link: http://kbcc.cuny.libguides.com/leisure_reading/KCC_reads
Use the scroll bar to the right to view adopted books. Click the book cover to see program info from that year.
2016 -2017 & 2017 - 2018
2013 - 20142012 - 20132011 - 2012
2010 - 20112009 - 20102008 - 20092007 - 20082006 - 20072005 - 20062004 - 20052003 -20042002 - 2003