Community Book Shelf

COMMUNITY BOOK SHELF (CBS)Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays
1:00 - 1:30 PM and 8:00 - 8:30 PM

Community Book Shelf features primarily books, short stories, and poetry by local authors, read sometimes by the authors, sometimes by local narrators. If you have a suggestion for something you'd like to hear read on the air, please contact us through this website, or the station's e-mail: Please mention the Community Book Shelf in the subject line. This program is produced and edited by Mary Richards, and Mary HowardEric Blocker is the station engineer.


CURRENT SELECTION:  Griff: My Life As Drake's Top Dog by Gary Porter, read by Bryon Dudley

This book tell the story of Griff, Drake University's live mascot - from cheering on the sports team to collecting donations for his pet food drive, working as a therapy dog, and even campaigning for president, all from his own, unique perspective!




Poetry and volunteer readers/engineers

We offer poetry to complete our program time when books end mid-program, and use one- or two-day programs as an interlude between longer book narrations. We are happy to consider poetry you may have to offer. Volunteers welcomed. We are always happy to interview potential narrators or program engineers. To learn more, contact the station by phone or e-mail.