The Montante Family Library’s Hidden Gems

The Montante

The Montante Family Library

It is unquestionable that the Montante Family Library has a lot to offer, from academic texts to research materials to a quick-and-easy place to print. For more on the overall excellence that can be found at the Montante Family Library, I implore you to take a look at Candice’s Four Floors of Awesomeness – The Montante Family Library. To that point, I want to offer you an insight to some parts of the library you may have never known were there; the parts that are an excellent escape from the world of academia for a moment; the parts that you should frequent when you have the spare time.

1.)    The DVD collection

Most people probably know that the Montante has a fairly decent collection of DVDs for rental, so much so that it has afforded itself an entire section of shelving. The new layout makes for a much easier perusal than gently and slowly paging through sheets of DVD sleeves. If you’re unsure of what to rent, here are a few recommendations:

1. Midnight in Paris

Available at the Montante Family Library

Midnight in Paris (click for IMDb page)

2. Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Available at the Montante Family Library

Monty Python and the Holy Grail (click for IMDb page)

3. The Return of the King- Special Extended Edition

Available at the Montante Family Library

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (click for IMDb page)

4. Inglourious Basterds

Available at the Montante Family Library

Inglourious Basterds (click for IMDb page)

 

2.)    The Young Adult Section

One of the best things about the Montante that very few people know about is its large section of Young Adult fiction. Hidden in the back corner of the 4th floor, behind the Curriculum Room, many overlook the gems buried there. From Harry Potter to The Hunger Games to Twilight to Percy Jackson, chances are if you’re looking for a great Young Adult read, it’s there. Recommendations:

1. Looking for Alaska—John Green

Available at the Montante Family Library

Looking for Alaska (click for Wikipedia page)

2. The Perks of Being a Wallflower—Stephen Chbosky

Available at the Montante Family Library

The Perks of Being a Wallflower (click for Wikipedia page)

3. Unwind—Neal Shusterman

Available at the Montante Family Library

Unwind (click for Wikipedia page)

4. Thirteen Reasons Why—Jay Asher

Available at the Montante Family Library

Thirteen Reasons Why (click for Wikipedia page)

 

3.)    The Comic Books

Another section that usually passes by unnoticed is the Comic Book section on the right side of the 3rd floor. It’s not very large, but it’s still an excellent collection. Plus it’s the perfect place to sit and page through a few issues while you’re taking a break. Recommendations:

1. The Avengers Assemble

Available at the Montante Family Library

The Avengers (click for Wikipedia page)

2. JLA

Available at the Montante Family Library

Justice League of America (click for Wikipedia page)

3. Watchmen

Available at the Montante Family Library

Watchmen (click for Wikipedia page)

4. The Invincible Iron Man

Available at the Montante Family Library

Robert Downey Jr. as The Invincible Iron Man (click for Wikipedia page)

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The Montante Family Library is a great place to research, a great place to study, a great place to travel into the world of books. Check it out, and I think you’ll find that you have to agree.

How about you? What’s your favorite part of the Montante? What’s your favorite movie/young adult book/comic? Comment below, and let me know!

 

 

2 thoughts on “The Montante Family Library’s Hidden Gems

  1. I had no idea that the library had that good of DVDs for rental! Thanks for the tip. My favorite part of the library is the group study rooms with the marker boards… they become very useful come finals week!

  2. Thanks Joey,

    Nice article! Take a look at our library catalog for your favorite titles and then select the “similar titles” tab to find more great books or DVDs. See included link to “Thirteen Reasons Why”.

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