One Book One Independence 2022

Take the OBOI Survey!
Follow the link and fill out the OBOI survey to be entered to win a $50 Amazon gift card!     


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Pick up and return books here:

  • Independence Public Library
  • ElmTree Gifts
  • Em's Coffee Co.
  • Falcon Civic Center
  • S & K Collectibles
  • Little Free Libraries


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Take the OBOI 2022 Survey and help us improve next year's program! You will also be entered to win a $50 gift card.

Childrens OBOI Bingo


Cruisin' with Cops!

Kids and teens 3rd grade and up can win a ride in an Independence Police Cruiser! Two lucky individuals will win. Enter each time you visit the library.

Prize Baskets

Come to the library to see this year's themed prize baskets. Check Beanstack to find out how to enter.

OBOI Champion Prize!

Complete 10 or more activities and come to the library for your special grand prize opportunity.


Independence Public Library Foundation

Friends of the Independence Public Library

City of Independence


Local Vietnam Veteran: His Story

February 15  6:30 PM  with Roger Allen

Book Discussions

February 28  6:30 PM  @ the Library - The Life We Bury with Allen Eskens  joining virtually

March 10  2:00 PM - The Life We Bury

March 28  6:30 PM  - I Know You Know

I Shouldn't Be Here - A Writer's Journey

March 15  6:30 PM with author Allen Eskens 


Know-It-Ale Trivia*

February 20 2:00 PM @ Allerton Brewing Company with John Klotzbach

SPAMtastic Cook-Off

March 1  5:30-7:00 PM
SPAM delicacies created by area businesses

Birding for Beginners*

March 12 10:30 AM @ Three Elms Park with Buchanan County Conservation

TrueCrimeIRL Live Podcast

February 22 Rescheduled to March 21 6:30 PM
Kelli Berens-Brink does her True Crime Podcast from our Library!

College Planning

March 22 6:30 PM @ Independence Jr/Sr High School

Financial Aid Planning

March 22 7:30 PM @ Independence Jr/Sr High School

Serving Veterans: A Guide to Benefits & Resources

March 24 6:30 PM with Patti Meyer


Crack the Code Murder Mystery for Teens

February 1  6:30 PM

The Lion King Movie Experience for Kids

February 4  2:00 PM
1:30 - 2:00 Craft & 2:00 Movie

Six-Word Story Writing Contest

February 7-19
Instructions and template available at library

Feed the Birds! for Kids/Families

February 8  6:30 pm

Children's OBOI Book Bingo

March 1-31
Instructions and card available at library

Pirates of the Caribbean Movie Night for Teens

March 4 5:30-8:00 PM

Fiend Incarnate: Villisca Axe Murders of 1912

March 7  6:30 PM with author Edgar V. Epperly

Paracord Survival Bracelet Workshop for Teens*

March 14 6:30 PM for grades 4-12

Understanding Autism Panel

March 27  1:00 PM with area experts

Research for Non-Fiction Writers

March 29  6:00 PM with the Writers' Group, featuring author Linda McCann


Kate Bell
Laura Blaker
Donna Bundy
Amy McGraw
Brooke Starling
Erin Zikmund