One Book One Community

What if we all got together and read just one story?

Proudly announcing our fourth annual One Book, One Community!

Join your community, friends, neighbors, fellow readers, this May to discuss The Measure by Nikki Erlick.

One Book, One Community is as simple as it sounds, people coming together through the reading and discussion of a common book. While this program has been taking place across communities of all shapes and sizes for over 20 years, South Fayette held its very first One Book, One Community in 2021.

This year, a committee comprised of six community members voted to select The Measure.  Committee members included Kathy Brown, Dawn Cross, Bruce Galford, Andrea Iglar, Charline Rowland, and the Library’s Adult Programming Coordinator, Sarah Grebinoski. The committee focused on factors such as universal appeal, strength of discussion topics, and availability.

The Friends of the South Fayette Township Library generously purchased 10 copies of The Measure for us to add to our collection for this program.

About The Measure:
When every person, all over the globe, receives a small wooden box bearing the same inscription and a single piece of string inside, the world is thrown into a collective frenzy, in this novel told through multiple perspectives that introduces an unforgettable cast of characters.

Copies of The Measure are now available at the library. Reserve your copy now!

The Measure is also available on Hoopla, both eBook and Audiobook versions. You just need your library card and the Hoopla app. If you don’t have a library card, you can get one here: Get a Card

Join us for a community conversation:

Everyone is invited to attend one or both of the community discussions, Thursday, May 16 at 11:00 AM and 7:00 PM at the South Fayette Senior Center (515 Millers Run Road, Morgan, PA – Rear Entrance; adjacent to the library) Please pre-register for the conversations below.

ZOOM: Author Q & A with Nikki Erlick

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Monday, May 20 at 7:00pm

Sarah will interview Nikki Erlick, author of The Measure, about the book and about her writing process, leaving plenty of time for you to ask questions.
Join us in-person or ZOOM from your home.
You do not have to have read the book to attend.

The Measure is currently a popular book, so it may be harder to get a copy, even though we have multiple copies at the library. The Measure is always available, both the eBook and Audiobook, on the Hoopla app. Sign up with your library card!

Check out the EBOOK on Hoopla.

Check out the AUDIOBOOK on Hoopla.

The idea is that the city that opens the same book closes it in greater harmony.
— Mary McGrory, The Washington Post, March 17, 2002


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