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> One City, One Book at NHLA

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Readers in communities throughout the country have been brought togetherp style through "One City, One Book" projects since the first of these projects wasp style launched in Seattle in 1998. Several New Hampshire libraries have developed "onep style book" programs in their communities and these will be the focus of a panelp style discussion, sponsored by the NH Center for the Book, to be held at the Fall 2005p style Conference of the New Hampshire Libraryp style Association . The discussion will focus on how these programs have worked inp style the Granite State and what you should consider when planning a similar programp style for your community. The panel will be moderated by Mary Russell, Director of thep style NH Center for the Book, and will include:p style p stylep stylep stylep stylep stylep stylep stylep stylep stylep style

Robbin Bailey, Reference Librarian, Concordp style Public Library p stylep stylep stylep stylep stylep stylep stylep stylep stylep stylep stylep style

Elizabeth Levy, Director, Hopkinton Town Library

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Kristin Cooper Rainey, Director, Madbury Public Library

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David Scannell, ADA Coordinator/Community Relations Coordinator, Manchester Schoolp style District

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The Center for the Bookp style in the Library of Congress maintains a state-by-state listing of past andp style current "one book" projects, including a listing sorted by author.

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The original "One City, One Book" project was "If All of Seattle Read thep style Same Book" organized by the Washington Center for the Book at The Seattle Publicp style Library. It was the idea of Nancy Pearl and continues annually as Seattlep style Reads.

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The American Libraryp style Association's Public Programs Office has made the One Book, One Communityp style planning guide available for free in pdf format. They also sell an electronicp style resource kit through the ALA store.

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"Reading The Grapes of Wrath" was coordinated by the California Council forp style the Humanities, and was the first state-wide "One Book" project.

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Publisher's web sites may also provide helpful "One Book" resources. Forp style example, Harper Collins has put together a community reading program resource guide.

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Bibliography p stylep stylep stylep stylep stylep stylep stylep stylep stylep style

Van Dyke, Debby. "Building A Community of Readers: A One Book Program." Library Media Connection, February 2005, p. 20-22.

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Rosen, Judith. "Many Cities, Many Picks." Publishers Weekly, Marchp style 10, 2003, p. 19-23.

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