Libraries present Summit Reads, a new community event |

Libraries present Summit Reads, a new community event

The Summit County Libraries announced this week the kick-off of a communitywide project called “Summit Reads.” Based on similar projects that have taken place in towns and cities across the U.S., the libraries invite everyone to read a pre-selected book, and then to participate in various events and activities held throughout the county.

A committee formed of members of various organizations throughout Summit County chose the book, “Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals,” by author Michael Pollan. This book asks the basic question on every American’s mind: “What’s for dinner?” It explores the many options of what is available to eat in this county from a variety of sources – from organic food, industrial food and food that we grow or hunt for ourselves.

There is also a young adult version of this book, called “The Omnivore’s Dilemma for Kids: The Secrets Behind What You Eat,” also by Michael Pollan. This version of the book will make it possible for kids as young as 8 or 9 years old to participate in the upcoming activities.

The first step of participation in this new project will be to simply read the book. Copies of this book will be available at the Main Summit County Library, the North and the South Branches in Silverthorne and Breckenridge respectively; or available for purchase at a discounted price at the participating book stores that are sponsoring this event – The Next Page in Frisco and Borders in Dillon.

Read Friday’s Summit Daily for more about Summit Reads.

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