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Schenectady County Connection

One County, One Book nominations start

Once again, it's time to kick off the county-wide reading initiative with the nomination process for what book the county should focus on this year.

Schenectady County Public Library kicked off the nominations for its seventh annual One County, One Book annual community program on Feb. 28. The deadline for nominations is Sunday, April 15, and county residents can nominate as many fiction and non-fiction books as they want, so no need to widdle down your list of favorites. The selection committee is looking for books "that will promote interesting discussions and programs, lend themselves to the selection of a companion book for younger readers, and appeal to both men and women of all ages."

Nomination forms can be picked up at all county library branches, The Open Door Bookstore, and the Whitney Book Corner. Also, you could just simply fill out a form online by clicking here. Also, community members interested in serving on the book selection committee should contact Karen Bradley at 388-4533 or kbradley@mvls.info.

During a previous interview, Bradley said she's received many inquiries from residents wondering if the program was going to be offered this year. The nomination process is starting a little bit later, but everything is a go. Similar to last year's program, it almost didn't start this year too, but once again public demand has made sure it isn't forgotten. Renovations at the central branch have taken longer than previously thought, which caused some delay in starting the program.

It's always interesting to see what book county residents pick, so why not share your suggestion in the nomination process? Once a book is selected, rest assured The Spotlight will let you know.

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