Library launches ‘One Book, One Wallingford’ program 

Library launches ‘One Book, One Wallingford’ program 

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WALLINGFORD — The Wallingford Public Library is revealing clues about the book selected for the One Book One Wallingford program, an effort to bring the community together through reading. 

The library will hold a “reveal party” to announce the book on Jan. 10. In April, the author will visit the library for a meet-and-greet and book signing. 

Julie Rio, adult programming and community services librarian, said a committee of librarians and community members selected the book after months of research and discussion.

“We wanted it to be something that was thought-provoking and something we could build some programming around,” Rio said.

They also wanted a book currently in print that would appeal to a wide range of interests and a diverse population.

One clue the library released was that the author has written both young adult and adult works. Rio said the book selected is more geared toward adults.

Clues are released on the library’s Twitter account every Wednesday and the last clue will be shared this Wednesday. People are invited to guess the book title on social media. Correct guesses will be added into a drawing to win a copy of the book.

Nancy Pearl, of the Seattle Public Library’s Washington Center for the Book, launched the “one book, one town” concept in 1998, according to the Library of Congress.

The “reveal party” will take place at 7 p.m. Jan. 10. The book signing will take place April 4 at 7 p.m. at the Paul Mellon Arts Center. A limited number of free tickets while be available at the library starting Jan. 10. The library will also offer copies of the book for both loan and purchase. 

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