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"News of the World" novel chosen for Crete Reads!

Library planning events surrounding community-wide reading experience

"News of the World," by Paulette Jiles, is this year's Crete Reads! community-wide book selection.

Crete Public Library is pleased to announce the selection of "News of the World," by Paulette Jiles as the 2021 'Crete Reads!' book. Multiple copies in a variety of formats will be available at the library for the duration of this community-wide reading experience.

If a book club would like multiple copies, contact the library and staff can reserve them. The book is available in six formats - regular print, large print, Spanish, AudioBook, eBook, and eAudioBook. Summer events surrounding the Crete Reads! book will soon be announced.

There are two main goals for Crete Reads!: 1) encourage reading among people of all ages; and 2) bring the community together through a shared, common experience.

A committee of nine community members determined the parameters of Crete Reads, as well as the short-list of books that were put to a public vote, both online and in person, which ended on April 16. The other finalists were: "The Four Winds," by Kristen Hannah, and "The Vanishing Half," by Brit Bennett.