Community Read

A Cornell/Community Collaboration

The Tompkins County Public Library has hosted the annual Community Read since 2002. The Library, usually working in cooperation with Cornell University's New Student Reading Project, brings books, authors and events to Ithaca and Tompkins County for this special program.

Visit tcpl.org/community-read.php for updates on the current year's community read selection.

Community Read Archive

Browse the archive of past Community Reads to see what the excitement is about!

Note: The archive for Community Read web pages posted before 2009 are not kept up-to-date. Some links will be broken.
2013 Community Read: When the Emperor Was Divine 2013 Community Read - When the Emperor Was Divine by Romain Gary
2012 Community Read: The Life Before Us 2012 Community Read - The Life Before Us by Romain Gary
2011 Community Read: Homer & Langley 2011 Community Read - Homer & Langley - by E.L. Doctorow
2010 Community Read: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? 2010 COMMUNITY READ - DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP? by PHILIP K. DICK
2009: Ithaca Reads The Grapes of Wrath THE GRAPES OF WRATH -  2009 COMMUNITY READ
2008: Ithaca Reads March MARCH by Geraldine Brooks - 2008 Community Read
2007: Ithaca ReadsThe Pickup Ithaca Reads The Pickup
2006: Ithaca ReadsThe Great Gatsby ITHACA READS THE GREAT GATSBY
2005:Ithaca Reads Things Fall Apart ITHACA READS THINGS FALL APART
2004: Ithaca Reads The Trial Ithaca Reads The Trial - A Community Read
2003: Ithaca Reads Antigone Ithaca Reads Antigone
2002: Ithaca Reads Frankenstein Frankenstein
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