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One Book Resources

Consulting assistance from Washington experts:

  • Beth Gillespie, Communications Specialist, Spokane County Library, 509-893-8200,
  • Chris Higashi, Associate Director, Washington Center for the Book, 206-386-4650,
  • Mary Kelly, Community Relations Manager, Sno-Isle Regional Library, 360-651-7030,

Washington libraries "One Book" projects


Spokane area libraries:

Tacoma Public Library:

Timberland Regional Library:

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.

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:

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:

The Big Read

The National Endowment for the Arts sponsors a program called The Big Read. Grants are available to libraries:

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