Explore Different Lives through Community Read

Rebecca Hayes

April 05, 2021

By Rebecca Hayes

Categories: Collections, Events, Spotlight

What is a Community Read? Sometimes referred to as “One Book, One Community” or “One Book, Everybody Reads,” a Community Read is like a book club for an entire city.

When everyone gets together to read the same book, it gives people from all over our community a chance to talk and connect with each other. And after the year we’ve all had, what could be more necessary?

How about connecting with readers from Lincolnwood, Skokie, Niles, and Glenview?

The Midnight Library Matt Haig


About the book

This April, we’ll all be reading The Midnight Library by Matt Haig (library catalog), which is a fascinating look at the paths you might have taken.

In this engrossing novel, Nora Seed, depressed and isolated, discovers a unique library where every book she picks up shows her the life she would have had if she’d made a different choice: stayed with an ex-boyfriend and opened a pub, picked a different career path and become a scientist, and more.


How to participate

You can explore this thought-provoking book in several ways:

We look forward to seeing you at any or all of these virtual events!

Rebecca Hayes is the Reader Services Librarian at Morton Grove Public Library.