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WCNY’s ‘Won’t You Help a Neighbor?’ campaign features CNY Reads One Book

WCNY’s “Won’t You Help a Neighbor?” campaign to support Central New York non-profits and charities this month will focus attention on “CNY Reads One Book,” a community-wide reading program in Onondaga and Cayuga counties. The reading project begins Jan. 10 and ends in March.

“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; also part of WCNY’s educational mission.

This year, Central New Yorkers are asked to read “The Tortilla Curtain,” a 1995 novel by American author T.C. Boyle about middle-class values, illegal immigration, a fear and hatred of foreigners, poverty and environmental destruction.

In addition to reading, individuals can register a book club, attend events, participate in contests, join the consortium and help select titles for future “CNY Reads.”

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” reading program in New York. The CNY Reads Consortium is coordinated by Onondaga County Public Library with a dedicated group of Central New York partners.

For more information about “CNY Reads One Book,” visit www.onlib.org/cnyreads.htm orcontact Kathy Osmond, Onondaga County Public Library director of community relations, at kosmond@onlib.org or call (315) 435-1900.

To learn more about the WCNY’s “Won’t You Help a Neighbor?” campaign or to let WCNY know about an important local cause, please contact Haley Dubnoff, editor and public relations manager, atHaley_Dubnoff@wcny.org or (315) 453-2424, ext. 245.

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