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 literaturewith friends, families and neighbors often adds richness and depth to the experience of reading.”
One Book, One Cozad 2023
One Book One Cozad is a reading program that encourages Cozadians to read and discuss one specially chosen book. This year's selection is A Lost Lady by Willa Cather. Click here for more information and events.