Community invited to revisit bestsellers of '62 in "Community Reads" campaign
June 1, 2012
FARMERS BRANCH ~ In honor of the Farmers Branch Manske Library's 50th anniversary, the bestseller clock is turning back to 1962 in order to promote a summer "Community Reads" campaign of the top titles of that year.
"To Kill a Mockingbird," "A Wrinkle in Time" and "The Snowy Day" are the three selections for the Manske Library 50th anniversary Community Reads Campaign. Library Director Belinda Jacks said the campaign, now underway, will feature pledge cards to be made available at the Library in the next few weeks.
"As a means of celebrating this wonderful anniversary, we hope the Farmers Branch community will join us in reading, or re-reading these wonderful works," she said. "We hope that the campaign will strengthen community ties and promote literacy while drawing more people to the library."
"To Kill a Mockingbird," by Harper Lee is the adult book in the campaign. "A Wrinkle in Time," by Madeleine L'Engle, is designed for younger adult readers, while "The Snowy Day," by Ezra Jacks Keats, is a children's picture book. Anyone is welcome to read any of these modern classics and return a pledge card to be eligible for prize drawings at the conclusion of the program on September 22. Ms. Jacks said that extra copies of all three books will be made available at the Library in order to encourage the campaign.
In addition to the bestsellers, the Manske Library is encouraging people to read "50 books for 50 years," between now and September 22. Again, those completing the task as individuals or families, will be recognized.