I Read, You Read, We All Read Together!

There is no doubt in the power of books and libraries to bring people and communities together. In 1998, famous Seattle librarian Nancy Pearl initiated a city-wide reading program “If All of Seattle Read the Same Book.” Its success led to various off shoots throughout the years and across the nation in which readers come together to read the featured title or participate in related events like film screenings, performances, author appearances, and really just about anything that can be thought up!

With the new year upon us, the wonderful libraries in our surrounding counties are gearing up with their own versions of “One City, One Book”. We’ve compiled a list of these programs. Click on each one to get more information.

MCL’s 2012 Everybody Reads selection and promotional materials

Multnomah County Library’s Everybody Reads (10 years!)- The Girl Who Fell from the Sky by Heidi W. Durrow- Get a copy starting January 2nd!

Lake Oswego Reads– “Mink River” by Brian Doyle (6th year!)- Get a copy during the Kick Off Event-Party on January 9th at 6:30pm.

West Linn Reads– The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan- Get a copy starting February 1st! Kids and teens can get copies of “The Omnivore’s Dilemma for Kids: The Secret Behind What You Eat” that day also.

Oregon City’s Community Wide Read (4th year!)- Robocalypse by Daniel H. Wilson

North Plains’ One Book One Community (5th year!)- Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese- Get a copy during the Kick Off Event-Party February 4th at 6:30pm!

Selections over the years from various libraries

Will you be getting your copy of any of these books? Have you participated in previous years’ events? Let us know if we’ve missed one. Happy Reading!

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