"News of the World" novel chosen for Crete Reads!
Library planning events surrounding community-wide reading experience
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.