Read Together Palm Beach County Continues Through December

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Thank you to everyone who joined the Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County in the 9th Read Together Palm Beach County Campaign, a “one book, one community” campaign in which adults throughout the County read the same book at the same time. The community comes together at various events at libraries, coffee houses, theaters and offices to discuss key themes in the book including a Skype interview by author Scott Eyman with “A Man Called Ove” author Fredrik Backman, who lives in Sweden. The event was Saturday, December 2 at the Hagen Ranch Road Library in Delray Beach. 

Our 2017 selected title is “A Man Called Ove”, a New York Times bestselling book by Fredrik Backman about ordinary people learning how to live together in a community. It explores themes of youth, aging, reconciliation and redemption. 

Thanks to our generous Read Together PBC 2017 sponsors: AT&T, Ed Morse Automotive Group, Greenberg Traurig, LLP, SAS (Scandinavian Airlines) and Travel Leaders of the Palm Beaches (Eileen’s Travel).  Special thanks to the Consulate of Sweden in Fort Lauderdale: Honorary Consul Per-Olof Lööf and Honorary Vice Consul Åsa Guilamo for their support of the Campaign.

Thank you to SAS (Scandinavian Airlines) for their prize donation of two roundtrip tickets from Miami to Stockholm for travel in their Go cabin (economy) to the Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County. The raffle has ended. Thank you to everyone who donated to support literacy.

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The prize consists of two roundtrip tickets from Miami to Stockholm for travel in the SAS Scandinavian Airlines” Go cabin” (economy). The tickets are valid for 12 months from December 20, 2017, with a blackout period from June 15 through August 15, 2018. The tickets should be requested at least 4 weeks prior to travel and a Saturday night stay is required.   The raffle benefits the Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County. No purchase or contribution is necessary. This prize has been donated by SAS (Scandinavian Airlines) to the Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County of 3651 Quantum Blvd., Boynton Beach, FL, 33426. The drawing will be held at 10:00 a.m. on December 20, 2017 at Johan’s Joe in West Palm Beach. The cash value is between $1,500 – $2,000. The winner is responsible for any other taxes or fees associated with the prize. 

Read Together PBC Upcoming Events: 

The Read Together Campaign features more than 30 events planned in October through December at venues including libraries, museums, live theatre and dining establishments. Thanks to our partners for helping coordinate the many Campaign events and here’s a few more still to come:

 

Read Together 2017-18 Events and Discussion Booklet

Thank you to our partners and sponsors:

  • AT&T
  • Boynton Beach City Library
  • Ed Morse Automotive Group
  • Greenberg Traurig, LLP
  • Johan’s Joe
  • Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach
  • Palm Beach County Library System
  • Park Avenue BBQ & Grille
  • SAS (Scandinavian Airlines)
  • Starbucks
  • Travel Leaders of the Palm Beaches (Eileen’s Travel)