Sunday, May 28, 2023

‘Read across the County’ kicks off Tuesday

NEW HANOVER COUNTY — The library system is kicking off its summer reading program Tuesday. 

“Read across the County” is an initiative between New Hanover County Public Library, New Hanover County’s Office of Diversity and Equity and the Friends of New Hanover County Public Library. Last year was the inaugural season.

The second session will officially start Tuesday at the Downtown Library. Library Director Paige Owens and Chief Diversity and Equity Officer Linda Thompson are discussing this year’s book selections and forthcoming activities.

The adult title is “Hell of a Book” by Jason Mott. Young adults are encouraged to read “On the Come Up” by Angie Thomas. “New Kid” by Jerry Craft is the middle-school title, and “Last Stop” on Market Street by Matt de la Peña is the picture book of the summer.

READ MORE: National Book Award winner Jason Mott creates his own path to writing ‘Hell of a Book’

The event starts at 1:30 p.m. in the New Hanover Room of 201 Chestnut St.

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Alexandria Sands
Alexandria Sands
Alexandria Sands is a journalist covering New Hanover County and education. Before Port City Daily, she reported for the award-winning State Port Pilot in Southport. She graduated from UNC Charlotte and wrote for several Charlotte publications while there. When not writing, Williams is most likely in the gym, reading or spending time with her Golden Pyrenees. Reach her at or on Twitter @alexsands_

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