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
howard county reads 2014
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 2014”.
Each year KHCPL 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.
For more information, please visit The Howard County Reads Scholarship Page
Past Howard County Reads selections include:
The Kokomo-Howard County Public Library (KHCPL) will be joining forces once again with the Greentown Public Library to promote Howard County Reads to cultivate a love of reading throughout our community.
Nominations for the 2014 Howard County Reads book were accepted Feb 1st through April 1st, 2014.
At the close of nominations, a committee consisting of community members and library employees will narrow down the selections. They will be looking for books that are well-written, character-driven, not too long, interesting for a wide range of readers (from high school students to senior citizens), and be available in paperback.
If you are interested in being a part of the committee that narrows down the list, please contact Trisha Shively at 457.3242 or Margi Bontrager at 628.3534.
The following criteria are considered for nominated books for Howard County Reads: