The Friends of the Library, in partnership with Alamance County Public Libraries, had a highly successfull Alamance Reads program for 2012-2013 centered around
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.
This American classic, set in the Deep South in the Jim Crow era, introduces characters and themes that are as relevant and fresh today as when it was originally published in 1960. Winner of the 1961 Pulitzer Prize for fiction, To Kill A Mockingbird still captures the hearts of readers old and new with its memorable characters and moral impact.
What is Alamance Reads?
Alamance Reads is a community-wide, civic event designed to encourage reading and significant conversation and to increase interest in library services and resources. Similar to “one book – one community” programs popping up all over the United States. Alamance Reads’s goal is to gather our community around a common book, providing a shared reading experience while promoting our libraries and encouraging education and literacy throughout Alamance County.
What other books have been chosen for previous Alamance Reads?
The fourth (2010-2011) Alamance Reads selection was The Pleasure Was Mine by Tommy Hayes. Our three prior book selections included The Bridge by Doug Marlette, Out of the Night that Covers Me by Pat Cunningham DeVoto, and Blue by Joyce Moyer Hofstetter.
How is Alamance Reads funded?
First, let us say that all events and programs are free of charge to Alamance County residents. Friends, a nonprofit 501 ( c )( 3 ) corporation, funds this program from money raised through their annual book sales and other events. The staff of the Alamance County Public Libraries provide invaluable assistance. Additional support is offered through various partnerships with local businesses and individual contributors. We would especially like to thank Glen Raven, Inc. for their support for the 2012-13 program.
Please remember: all events are free and open to the public.
For more information on this year's activities, please follow the links along the right-hand side of the page.