We want your help to determine the best choice for One Book, Many Communities. This annual event unites readers from eight public library systems and one academic library as they experience the same book through a variety of entertaining discussions and programs.
During the past several weeks, local librarians have met as a selection committee tasked with winnowing a list of hundreds of popular 2018 titles to four great community read possibilities.
“Our final-four ballot choices include a diverse selection of fiction and nonfiction. Fiction titles are The One by John Marrs, a thriller which questions the use of DNA for matchmaking and Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward which beautifully describes the struggles found within family dynamics. Nonfiction possibilities are Real Food/Fake Food by Larry Olmstead which questions the food we consume and Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover which recounts a young woman's challenges to adulthood,” said Tipp City’s Adult Services Librarian Drew Wichterman.
Wichterman, who serves as the committee chair added, “It is our hope that with One Book, Many Communities we will not only provide our patrons a meaningful book discussion, but also captivate them through relevant programs related to the winning title.” The winning title will be announced November 1.
Participating libraries include Troy-Miami County Public Library, Tipp City Public Library, Piqua Public Library, New Madison Public Library, J.R. Clarke Public Library, Arcanum Public Library, Milton-Union Public Library, Bradford Public Library and Edison State Community College.
Vote online at https://goo.gl/forms/ke17IRyjuATWL2Sg1 or in the library at the circulation desk. Voting will run through September 30th.