Readers can now submit ideas on what book they would like the community to read in 2017. They can either visit one of the library facilities or go online at through the end of November.

“We like to find a title that provides a lot of subjects and themes that the community can discuss, one that is accessible for adults of all ages and, hopefully, is written by an author who is still living since we like to invite the author to Mid-Missouri during September,” said Lauren Williams, One Read co-chair and Adult and Community Services Manager at Daniel Boone Regional Library.

From the list of suggestions from the community, the One Read reading panel, made up of library staff and community members, will select 10 books to read over the next several weeks. They then narrow that list of ten finalists to two or three books that the public votes on in the spring of the year.

~ Find out more in today’s Journal ~