Help choose next January’s all-community read. Now through August 12.

For the past 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 August 12, 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 2022.

CLICK HERE to find your ballot and CAST YOUR VOTE.

Voting is one-time per-person, anytime now through August 12. All voting is online this year. Here are the four finalists, listed alphabetically by author (click covers to link to the Library Catalog):

The 2022 finalists: Take an adventure on the Colorado River to the Grand Canyon, re-living a record-setting boat ride during a legendary 1983 flood. Follow an epic journey against the backdrop of war through one Vietnamese family’s intergenerational experiences. Delve into the psyche of the fishes that inhabit our world, and encounter a story worthy of the grandest of social novels. Step into the spellbinding survival tale of two canoe travelers who find themselves drawn into an unnerving mystery–and an advancing fire.

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

What a Fish Knows, by Jonathan Balcombe
The Emerald Mile, by Kevin Fedarko
The River, by Peter Heller
The Mountains Sing, by Nguyen Phan Que Mai

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.