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By Tracy Ihnot

“This is a story about a young boy from humble beginnings who has an extraordinary adventure and rises to the top against all odds,” says Sarah Smith, library manager at Delta County Libraries. “We are excited to introduce this beloved Roald Dahl tale as the title for the 2022 Delta County Reads Program.”

Delta County Reads is an annual program that brings the community together to read a book and then watch the corresponding film. Delta County Libraries, the Paradise Theatre, and the Blue Sage Center for the Arts have expanded the program each year since it began in 2016.

For the first time, Delta County Reads is featuring two films to accompany the book: the 2015 film Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and the 1971 film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.


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