United We Read
Sponsored by
The Kansas City Star

The Mid-Continent Public Library is offering a wonderful opportunity to libraries who are planning on reading "Plainsong" as part of a community-wide reading program. For postage only, Mid-Continent will provide libraries with copies of "Plainsong". They have available 301 copies in regular print, 20 copies in large print, and 15 unabridged CD's. In order to partcipate in this program, just email Mr. White at director@mcpl.lib.mo.us.   
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Book Cover of Plainsong Plainsong

by Kent Haruf

In December of 2001, the Kansas City Metropolitan Community was asked to help select a book that would become the focus of our community-wide reading project United We Read.

After narrowing the list down to two finalists, Plainsong by Kent Haruf was selected as the choice for our region.

We will kick-off United We Read on July 25, 2002. We welcome individuals, schools, colleges, corporations, senior centers, book clubs and libraries to join us as we read together this wonderful selection. If you haven't read the book yet, please read it. If you have read it, pick it up and read it again. And by all means, talk to your friends, family and neighbors about what you read.

The goal of United We Read is to get our community talking and communicating with one another. This book is a good catalyst to do just that.

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For further information contact:
Kansas City Metropolitan Library & Information Network
15624 E. 24 Highway
Independence, MO 64050
Phone: (816) 521-7257
Fax: (816) 461-0966
Email: sburton@kcmlin.org