The Door County Reads 2020 (DoorCountyReads.org) book selection is Virgil Wander by Leif Enger, a touching tribute to the Midwest and a quest to revive a small town. Now in its 13th season, Door County Reads is a winter activity that brings the community together to read and discuss one book while celebrating culture through inspiring theatrical performances, writing workshops and expert lectures.
“We are starting out the season a bit earlier this year,” said Morgan Mann, who works in community relations for Door County Library. “Typically, we release the title mid-December, but this year we wanted to get the books out there sooner to allow as many readers as possible.”
The Friends of Door County Libraries provide 500 books to be distributed around the county through each of the library’s eight branches, this year starting on Nov. 29. The books are free to anyone who asks for one. Once read, the books may be kept, shared with someone else or returned to a local library to be lent out there. Additional books are available through the online library catalog InfoSoup.org, plus unlimited downloads of the e-book on RBdigital and an e-audiobook option on HooplaDigital.
Door County Reads programming will begin with a keynote address by author Leif Enger on Jan. 25, followed by an eclectic mix of events featuring Door County baseball, Great Lakes surfing, book trivia and theatrical performances by Peninsula Players and Third Avenue Playhouse.