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Library Invites Public Voting for One City, One Book Selection
Posted Date: 4/12/2017

The Greensboro Public Library’s venerable One City, One Book community read is scheduled to begin this fall. In the meantime everyone is invited to participate in the selection process by voting for one of four books chosen as finalists.

Choices include Dimestore by Lee Smith, Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly, Take Good Care of the Garden and the Dogs by Heather Lende, and LaRose by Louise Erdrich. These four choices were made after a process that began in the fall of 2016. A committee of library staff and community members reviewed title suggestions submitted via the website and staff since the last One City, One Book. The committee read a long list of titles and these four were chosen and then reviewed by an executive committee.

The community is now invited to vote for the final selection. You may vote online and you can also find this link on the Library’s homepage. Customers can also vote at Greensboro Public Library locations throughout the city. Voting ends April 28 and the winning title will be announced in May.

Library Director Brigitte Blanton said, “One City, One Book is a hallmark program that attracts thousands of participants with thoughtful discussions and exciting programming that mirrors the themes found in the selected book. In 2015 we had over 7,000 readers participate and we’re hoping that by involving everyone in the selection process we engage even more readers in 2017.”


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