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Books to Bridge The Region

About Books to Bridge The Region

Books to Bridge The Region is an annual reading initiative each October that will encourage residents of all ages throughout parts of Northwest Indiana to read selected titles and share their reading experiences with one another. Other participating counties in the area include Lake, LaPorte, Newton, Porter, Pulaski, and Starke.

2013 - Forces of Nature: What Would You Do?

During the month of October, the Jasper County Public Library will be participating in “Books to Bridge the Region,” a reading initiative that will encourage residents of all ages throughout parts of Northwest Indiana to read selected titles and share their reading experiences with one another. Other participating counties in the area include Lake, LaPorte, Newton, Porter, Pulaski, and Starke.

“Forces of Nature: What Would You Do?” is the theme for this year’s reading initiative. Throughout the month, adults and teens are invited to read Ashfall by Mike Mullin, children and teens are invited to read I Survived Hurricane Katrina, 2005 by Lauren Tarshis and preschoolers and young children are invited to enjoy the story of Owen & Mzee: The True Story of  a Remarkable Friendship by Isabella Hatkkoff, Craig Hatkoff, Paula Kahumbu and Peter Greste

The books chosen for this program all share a common theme, and each library will hold special programs related to the selected titles. Special events and programs include book discussions at each branch of JCPL and other related programs for each age group.

For more information about “Books to Bridge the Region,” contact the Rensselaer Library at 866-5881, the Wheatfield Library at 956-3774, or the DeMotte Library at 987-2221.

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Books to Bridge Online Community

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