Mission & Vision

CNY Reads One Book promotes reading, research, discovery, and a sharing of perspectives among Central New Yorkers by encouraging them to read the same book and participate in programs related to the content and themes of that book.

CNY Reads One Book aspires to use its shared reading program as a catalyst for greater community dialogue, collaboration, and understanding about issues and themes raised through our book selections. With a commitment to expand the number of diverse cultural, educational, and social-service institutions participating in CNY Reads One Book, the consortium is creating a new model for community building and programming while celebrating the written word.

“Building Community Through Reading”

CNY Reads One Book is  the largest “one book, one community” reads program in New York State. Every year, from January – March, CNY Reads One Book promotes reading, research, discovery, and sharing of perspectives among local citizens by encouraging them to read the same book and to participate in programs related to that book. Take a look at the events that are offered during the season, join us, and take part in our community dialogue!


Central New York Reads One Book is sponsored by Upstate Oasis