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One Book Resources

Consulting assistance from Washington experts:

  • Beth Gillespie, Communications Specialist, Spokane County Library, 509-893-8200, bgillespie@scld.org
  • Chris Higashi, Associate Director, Washington Center for the Book, 206-386-4650, chris.higashi@spl.org
  • Mary Kelly, Community Relations Manager, Sno-Isle Regional Library, 360-651-7030, mkelly@sno-isle.org

Washington libraries "One Book" projects

Seattle: http://www.spl.org/default.asp?pageID=audience_current_seattlereads

Spokane area libraries: www.spokaneisreading.org

Tacoma Public Library: http://www.tacomapubliclibrary.org/Page.aspx?nid=67

Timberland Regional Library: www.trlib.org/TRT/trl.htm

Resources from the American Library Association

The American Library Association has prepared materials to support libraries as they develop community-wide reading programs.

American Library Association's One Book One Community: Planning Your Community-wide Read. http://www.ala.org/ala/ppo/files/onebookguide.pdf

Write up about American Library Association's One Book One Community CD, a resource disc of graphics and a mini poster:


Available from the State Library on Interlibrary Loan: One Book One Community: Planning Your Community-wide Read. 028.5 ONE BOOK 2003.

"One Book" Information from other states

Baton Rouge Library: http://www.ebr.lib.la.us/circ/advisory/onebook/participants.htm

Resources from Center for the Book

The Center for the Book at the Library of Congress coordinates information about One Book projects around the nation: http://www.loc.gov/loc/cfbook/one-book.html

The Big Read

The National Endowment for the Arts sponsors a program called The Big Read. Grants are available to libraries: http://www.neabigread.org

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Contact Info
One Book Project
Washington State Library

Mail: PO BOX 4260
Olympia, WA 98504-2460

Carolyn Petersen, Assistant Program Manager
Email: carolyn.petersen@sos.wa.gov