Virginia Yerxa Community Read
"From that time on, the world was hers for the reading. She would never be lonely again.... Books became her friends and there was one for every mood."
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn,
by Betty Smith
Supporting Community Through Reading
Library Book Club is a collaboration between the Colusa County Library and the Friends of the Library. Every month, the Library Book Club participants select a book to read for the following month’s meeting where one member volunteers to lead a discussion. Everyone is welcome and there is no cost.
The LitLovers website is dedicated to books and book clubs. This “well-read online community” has ideas for starting your own book club, suggestions and activities for established book clubs, and many other resources for readers, including information about this year’s Virginia Read.
One Book projects are happening all around the country. This link will connect you to booklists and websites from other communities.
Readers are invited to join the VYCR group on Facebook, or visit the VYCR Page (for nonFB members). To ensure the latest updates, "friend" Vycr Reader.
The VYCR is supported by many community organizations and businesses. You will find copies for loan or purchase at the following locations:
The Colusa County Free Library, 738 Market Street, Colusa, CA
Also available in the Arbuckle, Grimes, Maxwell, Princeton, Stonyford, and Williams library branches.
Colusa Unified School District, CUSD students will find copies of the Virginia Read or companion titles in the Colusa High, Egling, and Burchfield libraries.
The Bookworm Used Book Store, 440 Market Street, Colusa, CA
Davison Drug and Stationery, 640 Market Street, Colusa, CA
Caffeinated, 538 Market Street, Colusa, CA
Picket Fence Antiques, 334 Market Street, Colusa, CA
If you would like to donate copies of the Virginia Read, contact the Bookworm Used Book Store or one of our local or school libraries. For further information on how to support the Virginia Read, please contact us.
"Spread the word" about the VYCR project with your own Virginia Read tee shirt, sweatshirt or book bag. You can get these items from Generations at 761 Main Street, Colusa. Contact Thomas Gentil at (530) 458-2265 for more information. The photo shows just a few of the styles available with the VYCR logo designed by Alison Yerxa, and our commemorative 5th year designs by Alison Yerxa and Laura Kate James.