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Schenectady County preps for next session of 'One County One Book'

"What is most rewarding about this program is seeing faces in the library that we haven't seen before. As independent as reading is, when you make it a community effort, people are more apt to become involved. The like the idea of a joint effort," said Schenectady County librarian Nancy Gifford.

The unveiling of the book will begin at 6 p.m. at the McChesney Room of the Clinton Street branch in downtown Schenectady. The announcement will coincide with the adult summer reading club's ice cream social. In addition to refreshments, a book discussion of Jodi Picoult's "Nineteen Minutes" will be held. Picoult's popular book "My Sister's Keeper" was the One Book for last year.

"We still have Jodi's book display in the front of the library. We will be taking it down soon despite the fact that people are still crazy for her books. We really hope that this year's book has the same success of bringing a county of readers together," said Bradley.

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