1,050 people turned out to learn from and hear from New York Times Best-selling author Jamie Ford at two separate Pierce County READS’ events on Friday, April 13. Ford spoke with 250 people at Pierce College and 800 people at Clover Park Technical College as the culmination to the community one book program co-presented by Pierce County Library System and The News Tribune.
During the largest reading event in Pierce County, which spanned two months, people checked out copies of the book 5,022 times from Pierce County Library. Hundreds of people participated in more than 30 free events, including presentations from people who were interned, tea ceremonies and art activities.
Throughout the program, people donated nonperishable food items to a Pierce County READS’ community partner, Emergency Food Network.
Learn more about the book.
Pierce County READS is a focused period when the Library invites people throughout the county to:
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Pierce County Library System selected the best-seller “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet” by award-winning writer Jamie Ford for this year’s READS book.
|For the past five years the Library used the following criteria to select the book:
To further Pierce County Library’s commitment to provide and encourage reading opportunities for all, the Library presents Pierce County READS with the program’s co-presenter, The News Tribune.
For the fifth year, KeyBank Foundation and Pierce County Library Foundation are the major sponsors of Pierce County READS. Also, the Library worked with community partners to get people involved and engaged with Pierce County READS.
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