​​The notion of a one book/one city (state, county, church, etc.) started with an idea by Seattle librarian Nancy Pearl. First initiated in 1998 by the Washington Center for the Book, the Library of Congress reports that such programs are abundant around the world. In fact, in 2017, One Book One Nebraska will celebrate its twelfth year of a statewide program. Wilson Public Library agrees with the Nebraska Center for the Book’s philosophy that “reading great literature provokes us to think about ourselves, our environment and our relationships,” and that “talking about great literature with friends, families and neighbors often adds richness and depth to the experience of reading.”

One Book, One Cozad 2017

One Book, One Cozad is a reading program that encourages Cozadians to read and discuss one specially chosen book.  For 2017, the selection is broad and specific to the Cozad area as well.  

One Book, One Cozad 2017
Grace McCance was three when her family settled in a one-room sod house on the lonely Nebraska prairie near Cozad. Everyone worked hard and disaster could strike at any time in the form of a tornado, a drought, or a rattlesnake bite. Still, Grace thrived amid the dusty soil of the American heartland to become an author and world-renowned quilter.  Her book, No Time on My Hands, and her quilts, are masterpieces of life on the prairie.

The 2017 selection is Pioneer Girl:  Growing Up on the Prairie by Andrea Warren. This book not only traces Grace's journey as a girl, spotlights stories in Grace's tome, but looks at prairie life overall for children as well. 

Regularly scheduled book discussions will be held monthly at the library for all interested persons beginning in February.  We are working with the author now for a visit in April 2017 in conjunction with One Book One Cozad. A special set of books will be set aside at the circulation desk for all of 2017 for those wishing to check out the book.

Wilson Public Library is encouraging all local book clubs to thoughtfully consider adding Pioneer Girl:  Growing Up on the Prairie to their selection lists for 2017.   

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