One Book | One Minnesota

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Minnesota, let's read together.

One Book | One Minnesota is a statewide book club that invites Minnesotans of all ages to read a common title and come together virtually to enjoy, reflect, and discuss.

Libraries are essential for connection, and through One Book | One Minnesota, libraries across the state will connect their communities through stories and bring Minnesotans closer together.

This special edition of One Book | One Minnesota features Minnesota's Poet Laureate in celebration of Poetry Month. 

One Book Special Edition | Poetry Month

To celebrate Poetry Month, we're featuring a bonus title! The featured book is Follow the Blackbirds by Minnesota Poet Laureate Gwen Nell Westerman. Click here to read the ebook for free, available from April 3 - May 28.


One Book | One Minnesota is presented by The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library, as the Minnesota Center for the Book, in partnership with State Library Services. Program partners also include Council of Regional Public Library System Administrators; Mackin VIA; Minitex; the Minnesota Department of Education; and University of Minnesota Press. This program is made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.  

Resources for Libraries

If you're a participant looking for information on book club events, please check your local library's website. Resources for the current and previous book selections are available below. 

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Made possible in part by the State of Minnesota through a grant to the Minnesota Department of Education


One Book | One Minnesota is a project of The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library as the Minnesota Center for the Book. The Library of Congress designated The Friends as Minnesota’s Center in 2012, and in that role The Friends promotes reading, literacy, and libraries throughout Minnesota. Learn more >>

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