Alpine Public Library Mystery Read Aloud

Date: Oct. 19, 2020

Age Group: Adults

During the week of October 19, National Friends of the Library Week, volunteer readers will read chapters from Elizabeth A. García’s One Bloody Shirt at a Time on the library’s YouTube channel. We chose this book because Ms. García was a longtime library supporter and a part-time local. Her mystery series is very popular among Tricounty residents, and we thought this would be a fitting tribute to her from the community that loved her.


This is a new fundraiser and format necessitated by the virus. We will kick off on Monday, October 19, with a live reading by SRSU President Pete Gallego from Front Street Books at 7:00 p.m. He will read the front matter and chapters 1 and 2. Tuesday through Friday, we will play recorded readings on the library’s YouTube channel from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Ronny Dodson will read the final chapter on Friday. On Saturday morning, we will have a children’s “hour” with children reading from an age-appropriate mystery.


We need volunteer readers to fill out the week. If you are interested in being a reader contact Kathy Bork, or 432-386-3551. Volunteer readers may choose their chapters–first come, first served–and either read live from the library during their time slot or send us a recorded reading, which we will play at the appointed time.


By agreeing to be a reader, you are also agreeing to contact friends and family and ask them to donate to the fundraiser during your reading slot (or anytime else!). Your reading will  be available on our YouTube channel after your slot for your donors’ convenience.


If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Kathy Bork, or 432-386-3551. It’s a new deal—and world—for all of us, so we expect some bumps.