The summer of 2020 will be different. Travel plans are set aside for stay at home and social distancing. So, we’re inviting you to take a virtual road trip with us.

Beginning with John Steinbeck’s Travels with Charley: In Search of America as a point of departure, we’ll discuss this and other books about road trips, traveling, traveling with dogs, and more. Everyone who asks can pick up a copy (to keep and share) of Travels with Charley thanks to an anonymous donor and a CARES Act grant. If you want a copy of the book, email mary@tamworthlibrary.org by June 19. You will pick your book up on the curbside pickup table outside the library.


You will choose how you will participate in this program. You can simply read the suggested books and the online content we provide. Or you may share your thoughts on this blog we’ve created just for this program, https://cooklibraryroadtrip.blogspot.com/. You may join us for monthly discussions on Zoom. Or you can join the Facebook Group ” Say, is this the USA!” moderated by Nathaniel (Nate) Winship, whose enthusiasm and deep knowledge of road trip literature inspired this program. Nate will also lend books from his extensive collection of road trip books.