What is the Community Read?

    The Community Read is a book club for the entire community!  

    The Albemarle County Office of Equity and Inclusion, in partnership with the Jefferson Madison Regional Library (JMRL) and other community organizations, chooses books, articles, and other readings that focus on telling a more comprehensive history of our community by highlighting the groups from within our population who have historically been left out of the main narrative we tell about this place. 

    What is the goal of the Community Read?

    The goal of the Community Read program is to invest in inclusive storytelling. Working with our community partners, we will choose books, reports, articles, and other readings that are representative of the diversity of our community. We hope these choices will “equip and inspire” our community, both adults and youth, to learn how to imagine more inclusive and equitable worlds.  

    Where can I find a Community Read book?

    Materials for the Community Read can be found through all JMRL branches, Victory Hall in Scottsville, as well as the Little Free Libraries on Albemarle County Parks.