New Tecumseth Public Library CEO Mark Gagnon and New Tecumseth Mayor Mike MacEachern, along with members of the NTPL Board, officially launched One Book, One New Tecumseth last night at a well-attended press conference.
Welcome to One Book One New Tecumseth, a reading program that encourages everyone in the community to read and discuss the same book.
As a librarian, my love of reading started early and has grown throughout my life. I am a strong believer in the power of reading to change lives. I believe that stories strike a chord within us and help us understand ourselves and make sense of our experiences. Reading provides us with a simple and much needed escape while also expanding our perspectives.
As well as offering great reading opportunities, the Library is a vital gathering place where people can come together to learn about and discuss things that really matter. This vision of building community through the act of a shared reading experience is what excites me about our One Book One New Tecumseth program.
For our inaugural program we have chosen Above All Things by Tanis Rideout due to its broad appeal to both men and women. The novel moves between the epic story of George Mallory’s final expedition to Mount Everest and the compelling account of the effect of this event on his wife, Ruth.
We are grateful to those who have collaborated with New Tecumseth Public Library to bring the community a great line up of programs and events that celebrate the power of reading including Mayor Mike MacEachern, the Town Council of New Tecumseth and the New Tecumseth Public Library Board.
Mark C. Gagnon, CEO, New Tecumseth Public Library