Community Read

The idea is that the community that opens the same book, closes it in greater harmony.   
--Mary McGory, The Washington Post, March 17, 2002.

The Auglaize County Libraries periodically invites all members of the community to read a specific book and engage in discussion with your thoughts and impressions around the community. During a Community Read, we invite you to read the selected title via any means possible—buy the book, check out a copy from the library, listen to the audiobook, whichever works for you. Then, we welcome you to join in the conversation at one of the many discussion groups at coffee houses, book clubs, and libraries around the county. We frequently offer corresponding events that relate to the chosen book’s topic during the designated period. You can check our online calendar to find more info on upcoming events. 

Our 2019 Community Read selection is Lily Koppel’s The Astronaut Wives Club. More info on the book, the author, and current events can be found here.