History

North Coast Neighbors Share a Book is an initiative of local libraries in the region known as “The North Coast” of Ohio, as well as surrounding areas. Based on similiar "one book" events held in other cities, the program represents an effort to unite the community around a common theme-reading a good book, and being able to share your thoughts and ideas about it wtih other people.


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North Coast Neighbors Share a Book began in 2002 with librarians and representatives from several local community organizations comprising a steering committee that got the program off the ground.

The book for the inaugural year of the program was To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, followed by Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury in 2003. Both of the selections opened the way for dialogue on such important issues as race relations and censorship, and sparked many creative programs and performances that were enjoyed by thousands of people throughout the region. The 2004 selection, Finding Fish, promises to stimulate the same reflection, sharing and inspiration as the previous year’s books.

North Coast Neighbors Share a Book is coordinated by the Cleveland Area Metropolitan Library System
20600 Chagrin Blvd. Suite 500, Shaker Heights, Ohio
Ph: 216.921.3900 Fax: 216.921.7220.
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