Howard County Reads 2016


Howard County Reads
is sponsored by:


Kokomo-Howard County
Public Library

220 N Union St
Kokomo, IN 46901

Phone: 765.457.3242
Fax: 765.457.3683
Contact: Trisha Shively


Greentown Public Library
421 S Harrison St
Greentown, IN 46936
Phone: 765.628.3534
Fax: 765.628.3759
Contact: Margi Bontrager

Indiana University Kokomo Library
2300 S Washington St
Kokomo, IN 46902
Phone: 765.453.2000

Howard County Reads Top of 2016


Flying Circus

The Flying Circus by Susan Crandall!


About Howard County Reads


To cultivate a love of reading and to promote a sense of community, the Kokomo-Howard County Public Library (KHCPL) and the Greentown Public Library are working together again to create “HOWARD COUNTY READS 2016”.


Each year KHCPL, the Indiana University Kokomo Library, and the Greentown Public Library work together to sponsor Howard County Reads. Members of the public nominate their favorite books. A committee of librarians and community volunteers evaluates each title and narrows the list to the top 15 books that are well-written, character-driven, not too long, interesting for a wide variety of readers (from high school students to senior citizens) and available in paperback. Then the committee chooses one title from the top 15 to be named the Howard County Reads book for the year.


In 1998, the Washington Center for the Book introduced the concept of “One Book” projects across the U.S.A. and around the world. Since 2004, thousands of people have participated in Howard County Reads, the annual community-wide reading program sponsored by the Kokomo-Howard County Public Library and Greentown Public Library.


Past Howard County Reads selections include:



Nominations for the 2016 Howard County Reads book were accepted Feb 1st through April 1st, 2016.