WAUSAU – As temperatures cool and the seasons change in central and northern Wisconsin, it’s the perfect time to cozy up with a great book. At 10 a.m. today, Sept. 12, Wisconsin Public Radio’s “Route 51” host Shereen Siewert welcomes Marathon County Public Library Marketing Specialist Dan Richter to talk about the most highly anticipated reads of the season. 

Wisconsin Public Radio journalist Rob Mentzer will also join the discussion to talk about the upcoming third annual Central Wisconsin Book Festival, which is being presented by the Marathon County Public Library and other community partners. Taking place at multiple locations, the festival is your chance to discover new authors, attend workshops, hear poetry and more.

“Route 51” is heard Thursdays at 10 a.m. on The Ideas Network stations 101.3 & 91.9/Wausau, AM 930/Auburndale-Stevens Point, 99.1/Stevens Point, 100.9/Marshfield, 90.3/Park Falls, 89.1/Adams-Wisconsin Rapids, and 89.9/Rhinelander-Eagle River. It is re-broadcast Fridays at 7 p.m. on 90.9/Wausau. Program archives are available at wpr.org/route51.