Public input is being sought on what book the community should read next.

All six public libraries in Brighton, Hartland, Fowlerville, Hamburg, Howell and Pinckney participate in the Livingston Reads program. It encourages residents to read for pleasure and create community through reading. Different books are selected and then the libraries plan various events and activities around the book and theme.

The six public libraries have offered the joint "One Book, One Community" program every year since 2005. Pinckney Library Director Hope Siasoco says it’s a very collaborative effort and they all work together to keep the program fresh.

The Livingston Reads 2018 Title Search Survey is currently underway and the community is encouraged to weigh in through an online survey. Siasoco tells WHMI they’re asking all local communities to help them choose the 2018 book title. Individuals are asked to pick their top three choices from eleven titles. A point system is assigned to each and the book with the most points will be the winning title for next year. Siasoco says the assistance is appreciated and they look forward to discovering what communities choose.

A link to the survey website is provided and those participating are asked to choose their three favorite titles from the compiled list. The survey will be open until Tuesday, August 22nd, a correction from previously being listed as August 25th. (JM/DK)