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One Book, One Community Reads

This year’s One Book, One Community titles were chosen because they offer an opportunity for individuals and families to discuss some compelling issues that we’re all facing right now. We hope the themes resonate with you as we all continue to live with a global pandemic and other issues that challenge us to cope with situations outside of our control, manage feelings of isolation and find new ways to connect with our families and communities.

In addition to Room, please take a look at some staff-recommended books with a focus on the theme of resilience.

Top 10 for Kids

Check out some of this year's most popular children's books from our collection.

Other work by Captain Underpants author Dav Pilkey is at No. 1 and No. 3, while titles about a little piggy from a popular kid's TV show took three spots. If you see something your child might like, place a hold and we'll let you know when it's ready!

Top 10 for Adults

Take a look at some of the most popular items for adults checked out in 2020.

If you're looking for your next Zoom book club title or are having a hard time choosing from your to-read list, try one of these! One thing is clear - if you really love James Patterson, you're not alone because our patrons certainly do, too! And when it comes to nonfiction, politics was the name of the game.

One Community Postcard Project

We asked four local artists to create a work of art based on our four themes of family, community, isolation and resilience. We’ve turned their beautiful work into postcards for you to take and share as part of our One Community Postcard Project. Pick up a pre-stamped postcard at any Library location, add your own message and send it along to someone who may need a word of encouragement, love or support.

Banned Books Week 2020

Banned Books Week celebrates the freedom to read. The books recognized each year have all been targeted for removal or restriction in libraries and schools. By focusing on efforts across the country to remove or restrict access to books, Banned Books Week draws national attention to the harms of censorship.

We've compiled a list below of some of our librarians' favorite banned books. Is one of your favorites included? Maybe you'll find something to add to your To Read pile!