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Holly Mercer

Holly Mercer

HPPR Radio Readers Book Leader

I’m Holly Mercer. As Director of the Learning Resource Center and Library Director at Dodge City Community College, I am part of several initiatives celebrating diversity, equity and inclusion, so I’m particularly excited to be reading Like Water for Chocolate. Since moving to southwest Kansas from Massachusetts, I’ve been a library consultant and was Director of the Southwest Kansas Library System. That just confirms my commitment to reading and my appreciation for the modern library. I’ve served as president of the Kansas Library Association, of the Dodge City Rotary Club, Rotary International, and as a mentor in the Library Leadership and Management Association. I hold degrees from the University of Southern Maine, from Baker College and a Master of Library & Information Science from Drexel University.

  • Hi, I am Holly Mercer, Library Director at Dodge City Community College. The title of the book, Running Out - in Search of Water on the High Plains, implies the focus of the book will be on water. However, this book highlights the interconnectedness of the world.
  • Hi, I am Holly Mercer, Library Director at Dodge City Community College. I selected the book Poverty, By America written by Matthew Desmond because I read his first book Evicted when it was published in 2016 and found it to be intriguing.
  • Hi, I am Holly Mercer, Library Director at the Dodge City Community College. I had the joy of reading "Like Water for Chocolate" by Laura Esquirel. Even though the book was published over 30 years ago, I wasn't aware of this book until being introduced to it through the Spring 2023 Radio Reader's book list.