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Loveland Loves to Read

Loveland Loves to Read is an annual One Book, One Community program. 

Each year, community members come together through the reading and discussion of a common book. In addition to book discussions, a variety of related events are scheduled.

The Friends provide various services and support to the independent Loveland Loves to Read committee as part of our interest in promoting literacy in our community. 

Loveland Loves to Read 2023

Loveland Loves to Read is pleased to announce their 2023 author and book - Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt. An author presentation will be held on Tuesday, April 25 at 7 pm. Watch for further details and ticket purchase opportunities. 

Shelby Van Pelt's Remarkably Bright Creatures was published in the spring of 2022. This luminous debut novel about a widow's unlikely friendship with a giant Pacific octopus reluctantly residing at the local aquarium and the truths she finally uncovers about her son's disappearance over 30 years ago has already garnered a lot of attention.

Charming, compulsively readable, and full of wit, Shelby Van Pelt’s novel is a beautiful exploration of friendship, reckoning, and hope – a reminder that sometimes taking a hard look at the past can help uncover a future that once felt impossible.

A thank you event is being planned for donors who have given at least $50 in the last two years to support the mission of Loveland Loves to Read.

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Checks can written to Friends of the Loveland Public Library with Loveland Loves to Read in the memo line. Mail to:
Friends of the Loveland Public Library
c/o Loveland Public Library
300 North Adams Avenue
Loveland, CO 80537

Loveland Loves to Read Books and Authors

Remarkably Bright Creatures, by Shelby Van Pelt

This Tender Land, by William Kent Krueger

2020, 2021
Program cancelled, due to COVID-19 restrictions

The Water Knife, by Paolo Bacigalupi, and A Ditch in Time, by Patricia Limerick

All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr

Spider Woman's Daughter, by Anne Hillerman

The Work of Wolves, by Kent Myers

Ordinary Grace, by William Kent Krueger

Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight, by Alexandra Fuller

Crooked Letter Crooked Letter, by Tom Franklin

The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, by Alexander McCall Smith

Blue Heaven, by C.J. Box

Murder at the Brown Palace, by Dick Kreck

The Cold Dish, by Craig Johnson

Bellwether, by Connie Willis

The Whistling Season, by Ivan Doig

The Meadow, by James Galvin

The Eagle Catcher, by Margaret Coel

Plainsong, by Kent Haruf

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