Our view: Pierce County READS does more than promote reading

The Pierce County Library system READS is marking its 10th year with the selection of a book that is not only gripping and impactful, but also relevant and local.

The county’s largest community one-book reading program is encouraging everyone to read “Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War” by Mary Roach. READS selected the book not only because of the book’s content, but as a way to strengthen the ties and understanding between the area’s civilian population and its military residents, particularly at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. It is celebrating 100 years of operation after all, and remains the county’s largest employer and economic engine.

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-Tacoma Weekly, March 9, 2017

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