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Library at Village Square

VSQ Library

Explore the VSQ Library Collection

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The Village Square Library collection includes books as well as audio CDs and DVDs. Visit the library in person or on the web to view holdings from the convenience of your home. There one can determine if the item of interest is in the library’s collection, which includes over 5,000 books. Visit the online database of holdings at Colectorz.com –  VSQ Book Collection .

  • Click on the purple Book Collection band at the top.
  • The online database for VSQ Library holdings appears.example index
  • Use the various tools to find books of interest.
  • Searching for a specific title? Search on Title, not author as an author search may not find all books in holdings by a particular author.
  • Books and other media, CDs, including music CDs) are listed in the database. They are not listed separately. Note that some titles are available in different formats.
  • Finding a holding in the database does not imply that it is on a shelf – it could be out on loan.

Additions to Holdings

August 15

  • Best State Ever. (Dave Barry)
  • The Big Melt. (Ned Tillman)
  • The Christie Affair. (Nina de Gramont)
  • The Elephant Whisperer. (Lawrence Anthony)
  • Klara and the Sun. (Kazuo Ishiguro)
  • Letters From Peaceful Lane. (Janet Dailey)
  • Midnight in Cairo. (Raphael Cormack)
  • The Philosophy of Andy Warhol. (Andy Warhol)
  • Walking Kung. (Sheng Keng Yun)
  • The Woman Who Died A Lot. (Jasper Fforde)

July 23

  • A Pride of Lions. The Astor Orphans. (Lately Thomas.
  • City of Likes. (Jenny Mollen)
  • The Gift. Poems by Hafiz. (Daniel Ladinsky)
  • Grandma Gatewood’s Walk. (Ben Montgomery)
  • Natural Causes. (Barbara Ehrenreich).
  • Perestroika in Paris. (Jane Smiley)
  • The Pope At War. (David Kertzer)
  • Wisdom of Tai-Chi. ( Peter Fenton)

Details About Additions to Holdings

  • To find new books being added to the VSQ Library, stop in and browse those featured in the windows.
  • Additions to the library are announce periodically on Chatterwood.
  • Free items are available from time-to-time on the table in the front of the library — mainly duplicates and never-borrowed fiction.
new additions

Donate / Volunteer

For more information about donating books, volunteering for the Library or other matters, contact Paula Hurwitz, Librarian for the VSQ Library. Residents may contact Paula at vsqlibrary@riderwoodlife.com


Paula Hurwitz
Maintainer of Library  – Paula Hurwitz

Library Volunteer

A volunteer enters info into a database for the library’s online catalog. She’s using a donated laptop upgraded by other volunteers to make it capable of using up-to-date software.

wanted large print books

Donation Guidelines

The VSQ Library accepts these books and media:

  • Large-print books
  • Biographies & Memoirs
  • Resident authors
  • Fiction published in last three years — paperback or hard cover
  • Older fiction: at discretion of the librarian
  • Non-fiction misc.: at discretion of the librarian
  • DVDs & Audio CDs: at discretion of the librarian

The library does not accept:

  • Oversize books
  • Multi-volume books
  • Textbooks
  • Bibles
  • Cookbooks
  • Foreign language books
  • Reference books
  • Travel guides
  • VHS and audio tapes
  • Computer software
  • Manuals for electronic devices

Free Books!

The library sometimes receives donations of books already in its collection. These and other books appear on a FREE BOOKS table — free for the taking.

Free Books