One Book, One Community

Livingston Reads is a “One Book, One Community” project offered by the six Livingston County Libraries (Brighton, Fowlerville, Hamburg, Hartland, Howell and Pinckney), and is a program to encourage residents to read for pleasure, to create community through reading, and to promote the exploration of ideas, knowledge and a love of Michigan!

Livingston Reads hopes to present the Livingston County libraries as centers for culture, entertainment and enlightenment, and to position our libraries as leaders in promoting the joy of reading.

2021 Selection

Livingston Reads 2021

The Book Woman from Troublesome Creek

by Kim Michele Richardson

The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and USA Today bestselling novel is a powerful message about how the written word affects people — a story of hope and heartbreak, raw courage, and strength splintered with poverty and oppression, and one woman’s chances beyond the darkly hollows.

Inspired by the true and historical blue-skinned people of Kentucky and the brave and dedicated Kentucky Pack Horse library service, The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek showcases a first in traditionally published literary novels — a bold and unique story about the Kentucky Blue people and Packhorse Librarians — a tale of fierce strength and one woman’s belief that books can carry us anywhere — even back home.

Participating Libraries

Brighton District Library
100 Library Dr
Brighton, MI 48116

Fowlerville District Library
130 S Grand Ave
Fowlerville, MI 48836

Hamburg Township Library
10411 Merrill Rd
Hamburg, MI 48139

Hartland’s Cromaine Library
3688 N Hartland Rd
Hartland, MI 48353

Howell Carnegie District Library
314 W Grand River Ave
Howell, MI 48843

Pinckney Community Public Library
125 Putnam St
Pinckney, MI 48169

Livingston Reads Events

The 2021 Livingston Reads: One Book, One Community programs are generously supported by the Friends of the Howell Carnegie District Library in memory of Mary Goetsch.

Thursday, April 8, 2021

The Livingston Libraries present a Virtual Author Visit with Kim Michele Richardson

7:00pm – 8:30pm

1930s Packhorse Librarians, the Great Depression, and the “blue ...

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Fiction Addiction Book Club

7:00pm – 8:00pm

Can't get enough popular fiction? Want to share your fervor with fellow...

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Past Selections