90+ libraries in Berks, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry, and York Counties and their community partners present the regional reading campaign...

The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway: OBOC 2013

"The premise of this program - engaging readers in Central Pennsylvania in thoughtful reflections on literature - continues to garner our admiration and support" ~ Wade Fowler, Chairman of the Robert H. & Beverly Utley Fowler Foundation

MEET THE AUTHOR - Save the Date!

Steven Galloway will be in Lebanon, Pennsylvania on May 13 at 7:30 PM at the annual lecture series hosted by Beth Israel Synagogue.  Tickets will go on sale in February 2014. Galloway will discuss The Cellist of Sarajevo at this appearance.

How to Participate in One Book

One Book, Your Vote 2014 Winner!

And the winning title is...

The Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan was chosen as the 2014 One Book, One Community reading selection.   Read it now and discuss in February during Library Lovers' Month.

the worst hard time

2014 Program Schedule

Nov. 30, 2013 - Announce winning title for 2014.
Jan. 2014 - READ the book.
February 2014 - Participate in discussions and programs during Library Lovers' Month!
August 2014 - Voting opens for 2015 selection.

Suggest A Book

The One Book Selection Committee takes suggestions year round for their process. Any time you read or hear about a book that you think might be a good One Book pick, please let us know.  They start with a very long list and winnow it down to the three that will be voted on.  If your title isn't submitted in time for the 2015 process, don't worry - they will save it for the following year, so feel free to recommend titles at any time. Please include the book title, author's name, a short description of the book, and why you think it would be a good One Book, One Community choice. Send an email to  OneBookSuggestions@gmail.com