For the past 18 years, Deschutes Public Library has sponsored Central Oregon's Community Read. They have two books to celebrate this year! Our wonderful community readers and library staff selected The Other Americans by Pulitzer Prize finalist Laila Lalami as the 2021 read. They are also pleased to introduce the A Novel Idea: Youth Edition with the award-winning debut novel Front Desk by Kelly Yang, which is ideal for readers in third through eighth grades. You can read all about the program and events in their Readers Guide. The community read events culminate with author programs on May 1, 2021 and May 2, 2021. PIck up your copies today and start participating in this long-time Bend tradition!