Columbia County Libraries Bring You “Columbia County Reads 2013”
“But because of his telling, many who did not believe have come to believe, and some who did not care have come to care. He tells the story, out of infinite pain, partly to honor the dead, but also to warn the living – to warn the living that it could happen again and that it must never happen again. Better that one heart be broken a thousand times in the retelling, he has decided, if it means that a thousand other hearts need not be broken at all.” – Elie Wiesel
Libraries across Columbia County are inviting their communities to read a common book related to this year’s “Columbia County Reads” theme: the Holocaust.
The purpose of Columbia County Reads is to bring reading to the forefront of public discourse. If everyone reads the same book at the same time, it is hoped that it will inspire discussions, connections and a shared perspective among Columbia County residents. This year’s adult selection is “Night,” by Elie Wiesel and the teen selection is “The Devil’s Arithmetic,” by Jane Yolen.