A collaborative project of Flower Memorial Library, Jefferson Community College and North Country Public Radio

Shared Reading,
Shared Conversation,
Shared Community

A one-community, one-book project for the North Country

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North Country Reads Partners

We are deeply grateful for the generosity of our funders and friends:

  • Flower Memorial Library
  • Jefferson Community College
  • North Country Public Radio
  • Henry Keep Home
  • Watertown Daily Times
  • Verizon
  • Northern New York Community Foundation
  • Ronald McDonald House Children's Charities
  • Bernier, Carr & Associates
  • Pratt Northam Foundation
  • New York State Senate, via Senator James W. Wright
  • Public Funds were generously provided via The New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Program, managed by the North Country Library System in 2007 and the St. Lawrence County Arts Council in 2008

The North Country Reads Project

Hundreds of communities across the country have “one book” programs, which encourage the whole community, whether it be village, country or state, to read and talk about the same book. The programs foster literacy and promote meaningful discussion across every segment of the population, as well as put a positive face on the community.

North Country Reads is one such project, focused on one book per year, and involving the communities of Jefferson, Lewis, and St. Lawrence counties. In order to facilitate widespread participation in the project, the lead agencies in the collaboration, Flower Memorial Library of Watertown, Jefferson County Community College, and North Country Public Radio, have brought in other participating groups and funding sources: to host events centered on the selected book, to purchase copies of the book for libraries, youth book groups, schools and retirement communities, and to promote and extend the project into communities throughout the North Country.

In North Country Read's fourth year, 2009, we are proud to present Skeletons At the Feast, by Chris Bohjalian, as our selection. Join us in celebrating community reading!

© 2008 North Country Reads, Flower Memorial Library, 229 Washington St., Watertown, NY 13601
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