The 8th annual Pierce County READS was a huge success. The selected book was "The Boys in the Boat" by Daniel James Brown.
It's not to late to read the book! Check it out in the catalog.
Pierce County READS is a one community one book program that encourages everyone in the county to read the same book at the same time. The goal is for people to read, discuss and connect as a community.
Nearly 1,200 people attended the author event on April 24 at McGavick Conference Center at Clover Park Technical College. "The Boys in the Boat" author Daniel James Brown spoke and signed books.
Video clips from the author event
Photos from the author event
Sumner Link Trail
There’s a copy of “The Boys in the Boat” out there somewhere in Pierce County waiting for you to find it! The Pierce County Library Foundation purchased 283 copies and they were distributed by staff and community members to Little Free Libraries, restaurants, community centers, city halls, bus stations and other public places in the county.
These are Read & Release books. Read them and set them free so others can enjoy the incredible story. Tell us where you found your book and what you thought on the library’s Facebook page. Use the hashtags #pcreads and #boysintheboat. If you don’t do Facebook, tell your librarian.
The books are free for the public to use and are meant to be kept circulating—even after Pierce County READS is over. If they are accidentally returned to the library, staff will place them back in the community. This is a one-year experiment designed to increase community conversation around the book.
Pick up your limited edition Pierce County READS 2015 library card at your Pierce County Library
Available while supplies last
2014 — "Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail" by Cheryl Strayed
2013 — “The Paris Wife” by Paula McLain
2012 — “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet” by Jamie Ford
2011 — “The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire that Saved America” by Timothy Egan
2010 — “Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise” by Ruth Reichl
2009 — “Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace ... One School at a Time" by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin
2008 — “The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency” by Alexander McCall Smith
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