LCLS One Book One Community

Orphan Train Tops One Vote!

orphan trainReaders in six counties overwhelmingly chose Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline as the 2015 One Book, One Community read over four other titles.

Organizers encourage residents to read the book during between November and January in preparation to attend free programs and discussions that will be held at public libraries during February, which is designated as both Library Lovers’ Month and Book Lovers’ Month.

Then save the date for these two culminating events: a “Readers’ Celebration” that will be held on Sunday, March 22, 2015 and the author talk at Beth Israel Synagogue in Lebanon, PA, on Tuesday, May 12, 2015.


2014/2015 Schedule

August, 2014 – Community Votes on 2014 Book
ctober 20 2014 – Winning Title for 2015 Announced
November 2014 – January 2015 –
Read Orphan Train!
February 2015 – stay tuned for special programs and book discussions
May 12, 2015 Author Visit – Christina Baker Kline at Beth Israel Synagogue in Lebanon

How to Participate

      • Read the book
      • Start a conversation
      • Check out discussion questions and related materials at

Past One Book Titles

2014 – The Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan

2013 – The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway

2012 - Zeitoun by Dave Eggers

2011 – The Help by Kathryn Stockett

2010 – The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

2009 – The People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks

2008 – The Grace that Keeps this World by Tom Bailey

2007 – The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

2006 – The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

2005 – The White by Deborah Larsen

2004 – Rocket Boys by Homer Hickam, Jr.

2003 – A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson

2003 – Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom

What is the One Book, One Community Our Region Reads! Campaign?

Community-wide reading, or “One Book,” programs are designed to promote the value of reading by recommending a compelling book that links the community in a common conversation. One Book programs encourage dialogue about a particular book, but also foster lifelong learning and the development of a strong community identity.

This year the campaign reflects collaboration among six counties: Berks,  Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry and York Counties.
Academic library partners include Harrisburg Area Community College libraries, the State Library of PA, Lebanon Valley College, Shippensburg University Library, and others. The partnership represents more than 90 public libraries and two bookmobiles in a combined community of nearly 2 million people.