Howard County Reads
is sponsored by:
220 N Union St
Kokomo, IN 46901
Contact: Trisha Shively
Greentown Public Library
421 S Harrison St
Greentown, IN 46936
Contact: Margi Bontrager
Indiana University Kokomo Library
2300 S Washington St
Kokomo, IN 46902
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.