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

how to get involved


Read, then attend an event
Step 1: Nominate Your Favorite Book!

Step 2: Read!
Join many of your family, friends, coworkers, and neighbors in reading the same book.

Step 3: Discuss!
Join one of our book discussions or organize your own book discussion at your home, office, organization, or place of worship to discuss the Howard County Reads 2016 top titles. If you would like us to provide a leader for your discussion, or would like some additional books or study materials for your discussion, please call 454-4710.


Plan your own activity
Any business, social or professional organization, group of family, friends or neighbors can easily get involved. Develop an activity or book discussion that ties in to the Top Ten titles, or the selected book. Share your ideas with Trisha Shively at 765.454.4710 or Margi Bontrager at 765.628.3534.


Here’s a list of ideas, or come up with your own events:


  • Form a lunch time book discussion group at your place of employment
  • Teachers can give extra credit to students who read a Howard County Reads 2016 top title.
  • Have your book club discuss the HCR selected title or the top titles.
  • School drama departments plan theatrical readings or productions
  • Have your civic, social, or professional organization hold a program based on the theme in the book.
Call 765.454.4710 or email if you want to borrow books and Resource Guides to use with your classes.
Businesses & Organizations

If your business or organization would like to host a book discussion, please let us know.

Call 765.454.4710 or email