About Timberland Reads Together
Message from the Director
We invite you to take part in the fourth Timberland Reads Together program, a celebration of reading and community. The book chosen for the 2008 program is A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin.
This year we are participating in a national program, The Big Read, an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts, designed to restore reading to the center of American culture.
Timberland Reads Together programs have really resonated in our communities. Talking about good books with friends and neighbors and enjoying all the presentations brings communities together and adds richness and depth to the experience of reading.
By promoting this book and program we enable community members to come together, and talk about their thoughts on the book and the issues it raises. This "Community Reads" program series exemplifies the Libraryís mission to provide information, resources, services and places where all people are free to read, learn, connect and grow.
How to get involved:
Read the book. Editions are available in the library in regular print, large print, audio CD and cassette.
Pick up an illustrated readerís guide to A Wizard of Earthsea in September at your Timberland library.
Attend "A Wizard of Earthsea book discussions" at your Timberland library and other local venues. See the A Wizard of Earthsea Book Discussions or pick up a copy in your library in September.
One-book programs, which have been extremely popular throughout the U.S., were originated at the Seattle Public Library by Nancy Pearl, the retired director of the Washington Center for the Book.