One Town, One Book Reading Program Underway In TOB

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Oyster Bay Town Councilwoman Rebecca M. Alesia has announced that the ‘One Town, One Book: Oyster Bay Reads’ program is underway in the Town of Oyster Bay. Residents of all ages are invited to participate, with this year’s program theme of “Build a Better World.” The program encourages readers of all ages to read about many categories under this year’s theme, such as the environment, first responders and health.

“This national program seeks to challenge communities to read the same book and discuss reactions with friends and families and has been a summertime fixture in the town for a few years,” Councilwoman Alesia said. “The town continues to sponsor One Town, One Book, with two clear goals in mind: to promote literacy, and to create a greater sense of community within our town.”

The Councilwoman noted that this year’s celebration, which invites residents of all ages to read tales based on building a better world, includes a poster and essay contest for interested participants.

“To further encourage the creativity of our residents, Oyster Bay Reads will once again feature an essay and poster contest through local libraries,” Councilwoman Alesia said. Anyone interested in participating is invited to create a poster based on their favorite themed book.”

Posters may be submitted to local libraries. Essays, which should highlight how the writer would build a better world, can be sent to the Councilwoman’s office at ralesia@oysterbay-ny.gov, or mailed to Councilwoman Alesia at Oyster Bay Town Hall, 54 Audrey Avenue, Oyster Bay NY 11771.

Residents of all ages are invited to participate in either contest. The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, July 26.

In the coming weeks ahead there will be a downloadable reading log available on the Town’s website and One Town One Book Facebook page where participants.

This year’s celebration will culminate with a special town-wide finale as part of the Town’s ‘Movies by Moonlight’ series on Thursday, August 3. The event, a showing of The Lego Batman Movie, will be held at Plainview-Old Bethpage Community Park, beginning with pre-movie activities at 6 p.m.

For more information, visit oysterbaytown.com, the official ‘One Town One Book’ Facebook page or call Councilwoman Alesia’s Office at 516-624-6364.

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