What Is One Book?
One Book is a collaborative project of Read To Succeed created to challenge adult readers in Rutherford County to read the same book. The objectives of One Book are to encourage reading among adults, to demonstrate to our children the importance of reading, to unify our community through a shared experience and to highlight an issue of importance by means of a book’s theme or subject matter.
There are a number of ways every person and business in Rutherford County can be involved in the One Book experience.
Individuals: Read the book and encourage your friends and family to read it too. Take part in a neighborhood or online discussion of the book (through our Facebook page, blog or forum). If you’re part of a book club, consider having your group read the One Book selection between now and the end of April. If you’ve already read the book, encourage those around you to share in the experience. You can also help by volunteering to join the One Book committee or making a donation at www.readtosucceed.org.
Companies: Companies and workplaces can encourage employees and customers to take the One Book challenge and read. Consider setting up a small display about the book. Give away a copy or two in a company raffle. Give employees a 10-minute “reading break” every day to read the One Book title. Companies can also help further the One Book cause by becoming a sponsor of the project. For more information on One Book corporate sponsorship, contact Ronni Shaw, Read To Succeed Executive Director, at (615)738-READ.
For More on One Book and the 2010-11 Selection – Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand:
One Book Community Read Read To Succeed
One Book Co-Chair: Kory Wells PO Box 12161
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Phone: 615-898-0063 (615) 738-READ
One Book Co-Chair: Kristina Brown Ronni Shaw
Phone: 615-898-1817 Website: www.readtosucceed.org
Online Resources and Information Available:
www.readtosucceed.org: click on One Book
The Read To Succeed Facebook page: Join us on Facebook at Read To Succeed
Read To Succeed, the community literacy collaborative in Rutherford County, will promote reading, with an emphasis on family literacy. This non-profit initiative supports literacy programs and fosters awareness of the importance of reading. Please visit www.readtosucceed.org.