Two Towns-One Book: Clifton Park & Halfmoon Read

A program of the Friends of the Library
A non-profit organization that supports the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library


Thank you for your nominations.

Nominations for The BOOK 2014-15 are now closed.

The search for the perfect book for our 2015 Community Read began on May 4 with your nominations. Nominations ended June 14. During the summer months our Book Selection Committee is narrowing your nominations to five great reads. (Take a sneak peek at our TTOB Top 25 Books 2014.) Please return in September when voting will begin. The winner will be announced in November! More exciting, book-related  events are coming up in 2015!


But Two Towns-one Book was invited!

But Two Towns-One Book was invited!

Beekman 1802 Farm Trip: Final celebration of this year’s book – The Bucolic Plague

Thank you, Josh Kilmer Purcell and Brent Ridge, for welcoming Two Towns-One Book as the first private group (80 of us!) to tour your fabulous farm! Our TTOB Chairperson, Linda Conklin, worked with Rhona Koretsky to organize a perfect day of activities. We toured the farm, meeting the chickens and goats. Thank you, Megan and Farmer John. We lunched at the American Hotel in Sharon Springs while being entertained with stories and songs. Thank you, Doug and Garth. We shopped at nearby shops including Beekman 1802. Our trip back to the CPH Public Library included a quick stop at the Arkell Museum in Canajoharie. Fabulous Day!

Remembering the day…

Beekman Farm Photos

Sharon Springs Shopping and American Hotel Photos

The Arkell Photos


For additional details visit Gails’s blogs:

The Historic and Charming American Hotel

The Fabulous Beekman 1802

Sharon Springs Springs to Life


Click here to revisit more of our 2013-14 season.


To see what our neighboring communities are reading visit: Saratoga Reads! and One County One Book (Schenectady)


FOL Receives Stewart’s Holiday Match Funding!

Kids, Read, Too!, the children’s branch of Two Towns-One Book was awarded $750 by Stewart’s holiday match Program. Read more.


Important Dates for 2014-2015

· Book Nominations – April 15 – May 31

· Book Evaluation & Selection of 5 Contenders – June  - August

· Vote for Final Selection – September 11 – October 27

· Announce THE BOOK - November 1

· Events & Activities – January – May


A Call for Volunteers!

Several sub-committees were formed in year one to move this project forward, including Book Selection, Book Readers, Public Relations, School Connection, Programming, Author Events, and Fundraising. We invite interested residents to serve on a sub-committee and be part of this exciting program.

Contact Linda Conklin, Chairwoman of TTOB, at


How Can I Get Involved?

  • Get the BOOK! Check out a copy of the selected book or purchase your own copy at your local bookstore. The title will be available at the Clifton Park – Halfmoon Library in hardback, paperback and audio format. This title will also available as a Book Club in a Bag version, for book clubs wishing to check out multiple copies at once!
  • Read! Join your family, friends, co-workers, and neighbors in reading the same book – together!
  • Register your Book Club.
  • Attend our related programs.
  • Check out our web pages weekly and watch for the official Schedule of Events in January!
  • Sign up to receive e-mail updates about TTOB related programs and events.
  • Attend a Community Discussion at the Library or a local bookstore. A complete list of Community Discussion groups will be available on our web site. Official Discussion Questions for your own book group will also be available here.
  • Join our volunteers.
  • Become a Community Partner.

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Our goal is to bring people in our community together through the shared reading and discussion of a common book. Our choices inspire rich discussion and community activities and encourage younger readers to participate through companion books and related activities.