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 HowardEvan Tayor is the station engineer.





CURRENT SELECTION:  Where the Sky Began: Land of the Tall Grass Prairie, by John Madsen, narrated by Jim Pease

NEXT SELECTION: Hancher vs. Hilton: Iowa's Rival University Presidents, by Matt Kuhns, narrated by Mark Slagell 

This book will begin Tuesday, May 13, with the author interview.



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.