Event Details

What is CommunityREAD?

CommunityREAD is a month-long community event that encourages reading and promotes the benefits of literacy.  Originally created by the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation in 2003, the administration of CommunityREAD was assumed by the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library in 2012. Each year, a different book is chosen and read by community members during the month of March. Various events are planned throughout the month at the library and throughout the community.  CommunityREAD 2020 and Lisa Wingate’s presentation are funded by a Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation grant, business and private sponsors, and the library’s general fund.  For further information about CommunityREAD, visit or call the library at 419-422-1712.    

Copies of the Book

Copies of the Before We Were Yours are available for loan at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library and will be provided to area school libraries.


Tickets for the March 26th event will be available on January 6, 2020 by visiting the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts ticket office or via the website at All tickets will cost $10 and will feature reserved seating.