CNY Reads

Garden Ramble Fundraiser

he Garden Ramble is a fundraiser for Central New York Reads One Book. 
Your $35 donation includes a picnic prepared by Daniel's Grill of Marcellus.
After eating, the owners of Sycamore Hill will answer your questions.

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Registration Form

Thank you for another great season!

Check back later in the year to see what the 2017 selection will be.

What is CNY Reads One Book?

Since 2001, representatives of Central New York's cultural, educational, and social service organizations have come together to sponsor "CNY Reads One Book", the largest "one book, one community" reads program in New York State. The CNY Reads Consortium, currently coordinated by Onondaga County Public Library, and consisting of a rapidly expanding group of Central New York partners, promotes reading, research, discovery, and sharing of perspectives among local citizens by encouraging them to read the same book and to participate in programs related to that book. Past selections have included Earnest Gaine's A Lesson Before Dying, works by Arthur Miller, and John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath.

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Our Mission & Vision

CNY Reads One Book promotes reading, research, discovery, and a sharing of perspectives among Central New Yorkers by encouraging them to read the same book and participate in programs related to the content and themes of that book.

CNY Reads One Book aspires to use its shared reading program as a catalyst for greater community dialogue, collaboration, and understanding about issues and themes raised through our book selections. With a commitment to expand the number of diverse cultural, educational, and social-service institutions participating in CNY Reads One Book, the consortium is creating a new model for community building and programming while celebrating the written word.

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How to Get Involved


Read the next book selection.

After you read the book, share the book with family, friends, and co-workers. Offer to read it aloud to people who are not able to read. Don't forget about OCPL's Book Club Kits. Book club kits are available for most titles. Kits include 12 paperback books, and 1 reader's guide with discussion questions, all provided in a handy tote bag for easy carrying. For more information about Book Club Kits, please see the Book Club Kit section of the OCPL website.
Reserve A Book Club Kit Online, or call 315-435-1900.

Register Your Book Club

Is your club planning to read CNY Reads choice? We'd love to hear from you about how your community is getting involved. Contact Kathy Mosher at


Attend CNY Reads Events

Dozens of CNY Reads events will be scheduled through the season.


Help promote reading, and support CNY Reads One Book with the CNY Reads teeshirt and tote bag.
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Join the CNY Reads One Book Consortium
Would your organization like to help plan events and be a part of the selection process for future CNY Reads One Book books? Contact Kathy Mosher, Co-Chair, CNY Reads One Book Consortium at

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Contact Us

For 2016 CNY Reads One Book will be coordinated by the Onondaga County Public Library, and Kathy Mosher, at

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Special Thanks To:

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And a Consortium of Community Partners:

Barnes and Noble of Syracuse
Central New York Library Resources Council
Downtown Writer's Center of the YMCA of Greater Syracuse
Friends of the Central Library
Literacy Coalition of Onondaga County
Onondaga County Executive's Office
Onondaga County Public Library
Onondaga Historical Association
Syracuse Post-Standard
Syracuse Stage
Syracuse University

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Last updated: May 5, 2016