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Help choose the book that will be featured in next January’s all-community read. One vote per each Library cardholder. Voting ends this Wednesday night, July 15.

For almost a decade, the Estes Valley Library and our local partners have been celebrating literacy and community by bringing people together around the shared reading of a single book. Through discussions and special activities, One Book One Valley invites us to learn together through the power of stories and imagination.

Click here for 10 Great Reasons why One Book One Valley is important.

Click here to see all previous books featured in One Book One Valley.

Now through July 15, Library patrons are encouraged to vote for the book they would most like to see chosen for the next all-community reading event. Programs and discussions will then be planned for January 2021.

CLICK HERE to find your ballot and CAST YOUR VOTE.

Voting is one-time per-person, anytime now through June 30. All voting is online this year. Here are the four finalists, listed alphabetically by author (click covers to link to the Library Catalog):

The 2021 finalists: Meet the curious locals in a Midwestern town, where a man with accident-induced memory loss is assembling clues to his life, and those around him. Train for a burro race with a donkey and learn his heroic story, with a human trainer who has so much to learn from his sidekick. Delve into an American family’s rags-to-riches-to-rags journey spanning five decades, as life’s most indelible bonds are revealed. Ride the Appalachian trails by pack horse with a tenacious traveling librarian determined to prove that books can take us anywhere.

Here are the four finalists, listed alphabetically by author (click covers to link to the Library Catalog):

Virgil Wander, by Leif Enger
Running with Sherman: the donkey with the heart of a hero, by Christopher McDougall
The Dutch House, by Ann Patchett
The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek, by Kim Michele Richardson

The Library wishes to thank everyone for taking time to review the finalists and cast a vote. One Book One Valley is made possible through the generous support of the Library Friends & Foundation.