TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLF) – Looking for a good book to read? The Tippecanoe County Public Library has a suggestion, it’s the 2014 One Great Read selection “A Wrinkle in Time” by Madeline L’Engle.
For the past nine years, TCPL and its partner branches have been taking part in the One Great Read. The program revolves around activities and discussions centered on that year’s selection.
“We ask that people familiarize themselves and read the chosen title, which is chosen by a committee every year, and hopefully get together and talk about it,” explained Alison Moss, TCLP head reference librarian, during an appearance on News 18 This Morning.
“A Wrinkle in Time” was published in 1962 and is considered a young adult novel that combines science fiction with fantasy.
When asked why the committee chose the title, West Lafayette Public Library director Nick Schenkel answered, “We decided we wanted to do something a little different this year, and see if we could have a little more family-oriented title where kids of all ages and adults could read and enjoy the book. It is a marvelous story about life with family, adventure and going off in to another world.”
Schenkel continued, “Yet it’s grounded in a world that I think everyone will understand. It’s set in a time and place in America that we hope everyone can relate to.”
You can borrow a copy of “A Wrinkle in Time” at TCPL.
The One Great Read program officially kicks off at 7 p.m.on Sept. 4, so readers will hopefully have plenty of time to finish before then.
For a complete list of all scheduled One Great Read activities, click here.