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About The Project

One Book, One CommunityOne Book One Community, now in its 14th year, is a grassroots reading program founded by the library to develop a community built around the shared experience of people reading and talking about the same book. Bringing people together to discuss ideas in books can play an important role in breaking down barriers between people, cultures, and economic and educational backgrounds.

The EVPL is joining with the area libraries, local schools and universities, book stores, media, and businesses to promote a culture of reading in the Southwestern Indiana community.

2015 Committee Members

  • Carol Abrams
  • Monica Corcoran
  • Constance Ferrari
  • Nancy Gordon
  • Jingle Hagey
  • Lesa Holstine
  • Mary Ann Hughes
  • Julie Kissinger
  • Miranda Knight
  • Jackie Kuhn
  • Amy Mangold
  • Allison Mooney
  • Mariana Mudd
  • Susan Orr
  • Diana Rodriguez Quevedo
  • Brad Reel
  • Nina Schultheis
  • Diane Sprick
  • Rachel Wambach
  • Marcus Wicker

For more information, please contact us through AskEVPL.


One Book One Community of Southwestern Indiana came about because of one simple sentence: "You should do this." It was attached to an article from the Syracuse, NY newspaper describing that community's One Book program. The message was from Georgine Ward to her cousin, Evelyn Walker, at the Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library.

One Book One Community of Southwestern Indiana is now in its 14th year because of that one-sentence suggestion. Georgine attended the first program in 2001. She was delighted with guest author Vernon Jordan, with the community, and with her role in setting the idea in motion. An audience of over 1,600 people filled the Victory Theatre to hear Mr. Jordan. They, too, were delighted.

Southwestern Indiana has embraced One Book One Community and supported it for the past 13 years. Part of the support comes from our commitment to bringing authors to our area to speak, which makes us unique among One Book programs. Georgine Ward passed away March 12, 2011. We remember her fondly for her message: "You should do this."