Community Read

2021 Community Read



Pick up your Community Read kit at the Youth Services desk, or through curbside pickup. Each kit includes the Picture and Chapter books as well as other resources (see the link below). For your chance to win amazing prizes, set a goal and begin reading! Please return your entry form by February 25.

Picture Book: We're Different, We're the Same, by Bobbie Kates

Chapter Book: One for the Murphys, by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

Birth - age 12 Community Read Kit

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Pick up your Teen Community Read Kit at the Youth Services desk, or through curbside pickup. Each kit includes the teen title: The Hate You Give, by Angie Thomas, as well as other resources. Please note that this title contains mature themes and language, it is recommended for teens aged 15 and up.

Join the Zoom book discussion on Saturday, February 27 @2p. Email: for more details and the meeting information.

Challenge yourself, take this quiz to better understand how you view the world around you.


Borrow the adult book title: Everybody's Son, by Thrity Umrigar at any of our locations, or through curbside pickup. Or, check it out through our digital platforms, Hoopla, and The Ohio Digital Library.

Participate in our events:

1/6 - Kindness is Key Take & Make Craft

1/22 - Parenting Under the Influence @3p

1/23 - Everybody's Son Book Discussion @3p

1/28 - Everybody's Son Book Discussion @7:30p

All February - They Invented What? African American Inventors and their life-changing ideas

2/4 - The Psychology of Addiction @2p

2/18 - Everybody's Problem: Inequities in Education @7p

2/13 - Lima in Black & White @1p

2/19 - Through Their Eyes: Their First Night of Placement @11a

2/20 - Everybody's Son Book Discussion @11a

2/20 - Thrity Umrigar: A Virtual Author Visit @2p

2/23 - Everybody's Son Book Discussion @7:30p

2/25 - White Privilege: An Alternative Perspective @6p

Enter to win great prizes by completing the BINGO board. Submit your BINGO entry form electronically below. Or, stop by any of our locations to fill out the form in person. Entries must be received by March 1 to be eligible for the prize drawing.

Additional reading and resources:

Enjoy books that are similar to Everybody's Son

Explore Prison Experiences

Investigate People of Color's Contributions to Government and Politics

Watch Movies with Diverse Casts

Enjoy TV Series that Feature Diversity

Listen to African American Musicians

Read Fiction by Black Authors

Read Diverse Characters from 2020