What did people like about One Book One Independence? These are a few comments from the follow-up survey:
"The togetherness it fosters throughout the community."
"Promotes community connectedness."
"The connection made to the architecture of Independence homes helped community members learn more about their hometown and gain a new level of pride...It also stimulated a lot of interest in local history."
"I liked the incorporation of the arts, theatre, history and architecture into the project. I never saw the intiative as just promoting 'reading' or 'literacy' but as a comprehensive approach to how a piece of literature can be interdisciplinary."
After two successful years of OBOI with featured titles, Orphan Train and Arrowood, the citizen committee and the library would like to do it again! In order to provide a One Book One Community, the library needs to raise money.
The library will run a Give Me $5 Campaign between July 19 and August 2. This is a way for everybody to give a little and make a big impact! The public is welcome to donate money at the library or online!
If you are interested in donating to the library in person, checks can be made out to the Independence Public Library Foundation, or IPL Foundation. You may also mail a donation. Please download and print the pdf donation form below and send it with your check, made out to the IPL Foundation, to:
Independence Public Library Foundation
805 1st St East
Independence, Iowa 50644