Take part in your community by reading the same book everyone else is!

In 2017, Driftwood Public Library asked the residents of Lincoln City to take part in an exercise that communities across the country have been experimenting with since 1998, when the Washington Center for the Book hosted author Russell Banks for four days of programs and discussion about his novel, The Sweet Hereafter. Communities have increasingly embraced the notion of civic unity through the reading of literature. There are now statewide, citywide, countywide, and even country-wide reading programs all over the world. The library staff hope to make this an annual event, with greater community participation in the selection of titles in coming years. Our first book selection was Mr. Penumbra’s 24-hour Bookstore, by Robin Sloan. Keep your eyes on this page for upcoming books!