Clinton County Reads 2018
Active ImageThere already have been more than a dozen school shootings in 2018. One of the most deadly school shootings in American history took place at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999, when 13 people were killed and 24 wounded by two students.

Sue Klebold is the mother of one of the shooters and the author of the 2018 Clinton County Reads selection, A Mother's Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy.

"I would gladly give my life to reverse what happened that day, and yet I know that nothing I can do or say could ever atone for Dylan's choices, choices that I have spent the last sixteen years trying to understand," Klebold writes. "Although it is very hard for me to share my story−to lay bare my heart and the inner workings of my family−I feel a moral imperative to share the insights I have gleaned to help other families see the signs when their children need help."

The library currently has multiple copies of the book available for checkout.

Clinton County Reads is a month-long event beginning in mid-March that invites the entire county to read one book and attend various programs and book discussions in order to bring everyone closer together. The event is sponsored by the Blanchester Public Library, Sabina Public Library, and Wilmington Public Library.