Community Read 2016

The Friends of Ida Rupp Public Library and Ida Rupp Public Library are excited to announce their 2nd Community Read author is former NFL player and New York Times bestselling author Tim Green.

Tim will be presenting at the Port Clinton Performing Arts Center Monday, September 12 at 6:30pm. Please call the library at 419-732-3212 to register for this free event or visit the library’s website;

Tim Green has authored books for all ages. His books are not just for sports fans; each story features strong male and female characters that go through difficult life situations and persevere. The library has a display of his books by the front desk. Audiobooks are available through the Hoopla app.

About Tim Green:

New York Times Bestselling author, eight-year NFL defensive starter with the Atlanta Falcons, TV personality and attorney Tim Green calls reading “weightlifting for your brain,” an essential habit that increases school success and builds character. Since Tim began writing books for kids in 2007, the series has sold over a million copies and Tim has made more than 1000 school visits and spoken to nearly a half million kids across the United States. Tim delivers a powerful message about the importance of education, reading books, and good character. Even though his own childhood dream was to become an NFL player, he had another dream equally as powerful: to become a writer. He now urges kids to think about success in terms of personal relationships and kindness rather than fortune and fame. Tim uses all of his speaking fees to buy copies of his books for kids, libraries, and schools who couldn’t otherwise afford them.

Tim Green is a Syracuse University Alumni. He graduated magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, and Co-Valedictorian from Syracuse with a degree in English in 1986 and Syracuse University College of Law cum laude in 1994. At SU, Tim was a two time consensus All-American and set three school records for most sacks in a career (45.5), in a season (15) and in a game (4). He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2002. After being selected in the first round of the 1986 NFL draft, Tim continued his excellence both on the field and off. He is a practicing attorney with Barclay Damon, LLP and founder of Team Green Lawyers, a criminal defense firm made up of former prosecutors, an author in two different genres, a TV personality, and coach. Tim lives in upstate New York with his wife and five children.

Learn more about Tim and his books at

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