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Read Across Texas

The Texas Center for the Book (TCFB) invites libraries and community non-profits to join in a statewide reading campaign. Read Across Texas - Know Your Neighbor: Cultivating Communities of Compassion kicks off this March, with libraries throughout the state signing up to host reading and discussion programs.

TCFB, which is administered by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, is also making available grants to libraries to help them buy books that can be used in group discussions. Livingston Municipal Library is pleased to announce to be a recipient of one of these grants. TCFB will provide Livingston Municipal Library (LML) with ten copies of “A Man Called Ove”. In the novel, "A Man Called Ove" by Fredrik Backman, Ove's life takes a turn when a new couple and their two daughters move into the neighborhood.  From foes to friends, this heartwarming journey traces the path from isolation to forging bonds. Charming and funny, Ove's story is a look at how understanding is the basis of change and community.

Established in 1987, the Texas Center for the Book seeks to stimulate public interest in books, reading, literacy and libraries. The Center builds partnerships with library professionals, educators, authors, publishers and booksellers who work to promote a love of literature throughout the Lone Star State. One of 50 state centers affiliated with the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, the Texas Center for the Book is under the direction of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission in Austin, Texas.

Interested individuals are welcome to pick up free copies, beginning on March 18 between 10 a.m and 6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturdays.  On April 22 at 5 p.m., we will gather to discuss our impressions of “A Man Called Ove”. To sign up, please call 936-327-4252 or email lsantiago@livingstonlibrary.net .