Livingston County Libraries Collaborate for Annual Reading Program

Community Foundation for Livingston County awards $5,000 to support "Livingston Reads!"

Pinckney, MI, March 25, 2010 --( In its sixth year, Livingston Reads! is in full swing. The program began March 1 and continues through April 30. And this year, the Community Foundation for Livingston County has awarded a grant of $5,000 to the Pinckney Community Public Library to support the program.

The collaborative effort between all six libraries in Livingston County (Brighton, Fowlerville, Hamburg, Hartland, Howell and Pinckney) encourages residents to read for enjoyment and to create community through reading. One book is selected each year and promoted throughout all of the libraries.

This year’s selection is Comfort Food by New York Times bestselling author Kate Jacobs. The central character of the fictional book is a celebrity chef who has her own cooking network show, and the novel’s themes revolve around “food, family and second chances.”

“Much of the story deals with the underlying theme of ‘trying to find happiness in all we do in life,’ how food brings about such happiness and brings back happy memories from the past,” said Hope Siasoco, director of the Pinckney Library. “The cooking show mentioned in the book is called Eat, Drink and Be, which pretty much sums up the book’s theme.”

For a complete list of programs and library contact information, please visit The Web site also includes online book discussion, games, recipes, trivia and more.

The Community Foundation for Livingston County, established in 1991, is a permanent charitable endowment fund created to benefit the residents of Livingston County. Its mission is to support and improve the county’s quality of life. The Foundation is building community capital through contributions from a wide variety of donors to meet the charitable needs of Livingston County, today and in the future. The Community Foundation for Livingston County is an affiliate of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan.

Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan
Mike Ingberg
Theresa Fraley
(313) 961-6675