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Clinton County Reads program enters 18th year


Voting begins today for Clinton County Reads 2023, the annual countywide reading program that is entering its 18th year.

By January 14, the community can vote for a book that our country can read together. The winner will be announced the third week of January, and the CCReads Steering Committee will host local book talks and related programs in the spring.

The titles appearing on the 2023 ballot are “The Sentence,” by Louise Erdrich; “We Are All Completely Beyond Ourselves,” by Karen Joy Fowler; “The Anthropocene in Review”, by John Green; “Greater Midwestern Kitchens,” by J. Ryan Stradal; and “Sitting Pretty”, by Rebekah Taussig.

Entrants are encouraged to vote solely based on their interest in the book. It is not necessary to read the books before voting.

Blanchester Public Library Director Chris Owens, chairman of the Clinton County Readings Steering Committee, said, “Thanks to the diligent work of the committee, we again have a ballot of well-written books that we believe cover a variety of topics of interest to readers. across the county. Each of the titles would lend itself to interesting programs and engaging discussions.

Ballots may be mailed or dropped off at Blanchester Public Library, Sabina Public Library and its New Vienna Branch, Wilmington Public Library and its Clinton-Massie Branch, and S. Arthur Watson Library in Wilmington College.

Paper ballots are available at public libraries and electronic voting is available on library websites and the Clinton County Reads Facebook page. The link to the electronic ballot is

Eileen Brady, Joy Brubaker, Public Library Director Sabina Peggy Dunn, Wilmington Public Library Director Joe Knueven, Bonnie Starcher, Marla Stewart, Mary Thomas Watts and Watson Memorial Library Director Mike Wells serve with Owens at the on the Clinton County Reads Board of Directors.



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