Resources for Creating Your Community-Wide Reading Programs

By Jennifer Rubins | October 16 2023 | News

We at Penguin Random House Library Marketing recognize, and deeply appreciate, the uniqueness of your libraries, and the communities they serve. Whether you have a well-established community reads program, or are just launching one, we want to support your efforts. Visit to explore title lists and ideas to engage your community in the common reading experience. These links are a great place to start:

  • Community Reads: Popular Picks For One Book, One Community Programs
    View some of books communities across the country have selected for their Community Reads programs.
  • Community Reads Suggested Titles by Themes
    Browse titles by themes, including inspiration, leadership, life stories, social justice, and more, to get ideas for your next community read.
  • Penguin Random House Speakers Bureau
    Once you have selected your title and are ready to invite an author to speak, reach out to the publisher, or visit the Penguin Random House Speakers Bureau to inquire about author availability and possible speaking fees.
  • Tips and Resources for Planning Your Community Reads Programs
    Get information on how to start a program, how to order books for your program, and more.
    Have questions? We would love to help. Reach out at