One Read, coordinated by the Daniel Boone Regional Library since 2002, is a community-wide reading program sponsored by a task force of local media and community agencies. Through One Read, our communities, counties, media, schools and businesses join together in encouraging adults of all ages to read one book over the summer and in September … Continue reading “One Read”
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Sure, you can resolve to make 2016 the year to lose 10 pounds, run a marathon or learn to speak Spanish. Those are all fine goals. But here at the library we like our resolutions literary, and book challenges fit the bill quite nicely. What’s a book challenge? Basically, you read books according to a certain … Continue reading “Your New Year’s Reading Resolution: Read Harder Book Challenge”
The idea behind One Read first took root in Seattle in 1997. We adopted the concept in 2001, modeling ours after Chicago’s “One Book, One Chicago.” Many of our One Read authors have been part of other similar community-wide adult reading programs. Even so, they are routinely impressed with the level of involvement from our community and tell us that the quality of the One Read events sets our effort apart.
This, year our community voted to read “Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders the the Birth of the FBI” by David Grann for this year’s One Read program. Over the last 17 years, several nonfiction titles have been selected, but this is the first time that a true crime story has been chosen. The community is given the summer to read the book in preparation for related programming, including an author talk, in September.
The community voted to read “The Turner House” by Angela Flournoy for this year’s One Read event. This novel was a New York Times notable book of the year and won the 2016 VCU Cabell First Novelist Award. The community is given the summer to read the book in preparation for related programming, including an author talk, in September.
There are eBooks and there are eAudiobooks, but have you ever seen a eBook and eAudiobook combined? Meet OverDrive Read-along! Read-along books are eBooks that are professionally narrated while you read along with the highlighted words. These eBooks are easy to use. Once the book is open, you click “Play Narration,” and off it goes! Going … Continue reading “New OverDrive Read-Along Books”
Beginning May 22, PBS is hosting The Great American Read, “an eight-part series that explores and celebrates the power of reading, told through the prism of America’s 100 best-loved novels.” (Sorry nonfiction readers.) To choose the 100 novels, a public opinion poll surveyed approximately 7,200 people and the list was narrowed to the top 100 … Continue reading “The Great American Read: Some Alternate Reads”
Hoping to read more broadly in 2018? The library is hosting a version of Book Riot’s Read Harder Challenge, and there’s plenty of time to hop on board! If you know me, you know I read tons of comics, so imagine my excitement to see that of 24 challenge tasks, three of them are comics-specific! … Continue reading “Single-Creator Comics: Read Harder 2018”
‘Tis the time of the year to consider personal resolutions. Eating better, exercising more and perhaps reading more diversely? I’ve made my fair share of reading resolutions in the past — mostly “read ‘X number’ of books this year.” But these resolutions have little to do with the content of what I’m reading. While I … Continue reading “Read Harder in 2018!”