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Book nominations wanted for One Read program

Thursday, November 21, 2013 | 4:53 p.m. CST

COLUMBIA — The Columbia Public Library is seeking nominations for its One Read program. The program, which is in its 13th year, will accept nominations until Nov. 30.

One Read is looking for books that would promote discussion and appeal to people of different backgrounds and ages. Books that come in different formats such as paperback, large print, electronic and audio are encouraged, public services librarian Sally Abromovich said.

"It provides a community in a community," Abromovich said. "If you don't know a person and have never met them before, but if you're reading the same book then you have something to talk about."

  • The reading panel will meet in January to look through the nominated books.
  • The panel will then narrow the suggestions to 10 books.
  • Two books will be chosen out of the 10 and put to a public vote to pick the final book.

Members from Boone and Callaway counties can participate in the vote in April and the selection will be announced in May.

Nominations for One Read can be submitted to www.oneread.dbrl.org.

Supervising editor is John Schneller.


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