Scenic Regional Library’s second annual Community Read program is fast approaching, and local libraries are busy preparing. The goal of the Community Read is to build a bond within our …
Scenic Regional Library’s second annual Community Read program is fast approaching, and local libraries are busy preparing. The goal of the Community Read is to build a bond within our communities and encourage discussion by having as many people as possible read the same book simultaneously.
This year, the selected book is “Walking with Peety: The Dog Who Saved My Life” by Eric O’Grey. An epic story of friendship and strength, “Walking with Peety: The Dog Who Saved My Life” tells the tale of O’Grey, who was 150 pounds overweight, depressed and sick, adopting a middle-aged, overweight shelter dog named Peety. Together, Eric and Peety began an incredible journey by going on walks, playing together, and eating plant based foods — saving both of their lives.
In addition, to involve all ages in the event, two other books will be handed out for teens and children: “The Trail” by Meika Hashimoto and “Madeline Finn and the Library Dog” by Lisa Papp.
Each library branch will receive plenty of copies of all three books to hand out to patrons. The books will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis while supplies last. E-book and e-audiobook copies will also be available for check-out through the library’s digital services. In addition, 1,000 copies of Walking with Peety, 800 copies of The Trail, and 510 copies of Madeline Finn and the Library Dog will be distributed among multiple area schools that have chosen to participate in the Community Read by incorporating the books into their curriculum.
The Community Read will begin with a kick-off event Saturday, March 11, at each branch location. Then, starting Monday, March 20, and continuing through the next four weeks, the library and its partners will present over 80 free programs and book discussions throughout the three-county area (Gasconade, Franklin, and Warren).
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