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. The program aims to bring Minnesotans closer together during this time of distance and adversity.

The eight chapter will begin this summer. Stay tuned for details.

One Book Seventh Chapter, Spring 2022

The featured book for spring 2022 was The Secret of Dreadwillow Carse by Brian Farrey.


One Book Seventh Chapter
Virtual Author Discussion

Featuring Brian Farrey
Wednesday, May 11 | 1:00 p.m. CDT
Watch the recording

Brian Farrey took part in a statewide discussion about his book The Secret of Dreadwillow Carse, the seventh featured title in our statewide bookclub.

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 and sponsored by SPIRE Credit Union. Program partners also include Algonquin Young Readers; Council of Regional Public Library System Administrators; Mackin VIA; Macmillan Publishers; Minitex; the Minnesota Department of Education; and Recorded Books. This program is made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund, as well as through a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.  

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

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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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