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This website will help you find good sources to read for your Extensive Reading assignments.

Public libraries versus CCC Library

Libraries in Clackamas County (LINCC) logoMany of you (especially learners taking classes at the Harmony Campus) use your public libraries to check out books. This is a great idea! Public libraries are convenient, have lots of fiction books and children's books, and have helpful librarians!

CCC Library is different than a public library:

  • CCC Library has books and materials specific to classes taught at Clackamas Community College.
  • CCC Library has Leveled Readers (your local public library probably does not).
  • CCC Library has a small fiction collection...your local public library definitely has a bigger fiction collection than we do! :-)
  • CCC Library is visited mostly by students and faculty, but the "public" is also welcome to visit us! Everyone is welcome!!
  • CCC Library has longer book check-out periods (6 weeks). Public libraries usually let you keep books for ~3 weeks.
  • CCC Library does not charge late fines. Most public libraries charge late fines.

Recommended reading

New Reader collection @ Oregon City Campus

CCC Library has over 500 books for adult English Language Learners.

These books are organized according to reading level, starting at Level 1 / yellow (easiest) and ending at Level 6 / black (hardest).

The New Reader Collection is located in the lower part of CCC Library, in the Periodicals/Student Lounge area in front-facing bookshelves.

Remember the rule of five: If you open a book to a page and don't understand five words on that page, it may be too challenging for you to read at this time. But you'll get there, and in the meantime, we have books for every reading level!

If you are reading at a level beyond Level 6 / black, talk to a librarian about other books in the library. We have some great young adult and popular fiction titles!

Photo of CCC Library's Leveled Reader Collection

Books recommended by CCC Librarians

These are books CCC librarians think you might like! You can find more books like them on our Recommended Reading website. These titles are a sample of each of the Lexile reading levels of books from 500 to 1100.

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