What kind of books are considered Classic? Who selected the titles? How long is the list? There are too many answers for these simple but complex questions. Nevertheless, A classic should be an outstanding example of a particular style, something of lasting worth or with a timeless quality. In music, in literature, and in art. In general, this is not an unacceptable definition of "Classic", isn't it?
So, Classic Books are those books with lasting worth and timeless quality. At Cypress Park Branch Library, we reserved a specific shelf area just for the "Classic Books"; the collection serves as part of the core library collections, for general reading, for school assignment, and for the sake of humanity.
Classic books in fact are very popular among readers. For this reason, copies of popular titles need constant maintenance due to torn pages, missing pages, and even water-damage. In many cases, library simply replace old or damaged items with brand new publications.
Here are only some of the new copies of Classic Books our branch has just added to Classic collection. If you could not find the titles you wished to read on our shelves, tell Reference librarian, and we will find you a copy from other branch libraries or purchase a new copy.
All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Go Ask Alice by Anonymous