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Thank you for a great 2014 Season!

CNY Reads One Book and the Onondaga County Public Library would like to thank readers throughout Central New York whose participation in the 2014 Big Read made it a resounding success.
Read the CNY Reads One Book Letter to the Editor

To learn more about CNY Reads One book, visit the CNY Reads website.


Lahiri headshotThe Namesake book coverCNY Reads One Book is excited to announce that The Namesake, by Jhumpa Lahiri, has been chosen as the 2014 book selection.

In the months of January, February and March, 2014, all of Central New York will be encouraged to read The Namesake. Thanks to a Big Read grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, CNY READS will be able to host book discussions, offer a film series, and sponsor programs related to the book’s themes. [More Information About The Big Read, a Project by CNY Reads One Book]

Read The Namesake along with other Central New York residents and place a hold on a copy today!

Book Club Kits

Book club kits for The Namesake are available at the Onondaga County Public Library. 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.

Get Involved

Get Involved with The Big Read; check our Events , enter the Book Cover Contest and see our How to Participate guides!


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