DELRAY BEACH, FL. – The City of Delray Beach’s Mayor’s Literacy Initiative will promote reading in our community by participating in the “2012 Read Together Palm Beach County Campaign”. This campaign highlights the importance of literacy in Delray Beach and encourages residents of diverse backgrounds to read and openly discuss the same book over the same 6- week time period. Five books have been selected as finalists for the campaign and one will be selected by the public as this year’s official campaign book. The books are Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin, Digging to America by Anne Tyler, Last Train to Paradise by Les Standiford, Picking Cotton by Ronald Cotton and Jennifer Thompson, and Zeitoun by Dave Eggers.
Readers are asked to vote for their favorite book either online at http://readtogether.palmbeachpost.com or by completing a voting form at City Hall, 100 NW 1st Avenue. The deadline to vote is Friday, February 24th. The book that receives the most votes will be announced on March 12, 2012. For more information, contact the Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County at (800) 273-1030 or visit www.literacypbc.org.