2020 would have been our 15th annual One Book One Valley program, but the COVID-19 pandemic put this year’s program on hold. We are happy to return in 2021, and looking forward to bringing our valley’s readers together once again.
This project’s longevity is due to our community of enthusiastic readers, and the support of local libraries, schools, businesses and New Hampshire-based grant foundations.
Our vision: Imagine if folks throughout Mount Washington Valley read the same book. Then talked about it. And THEN got to come together to meet the author at a special valley-wide event.
One Book One Valley is successful because of you, the individual reader, and YOU, our community of readers, coming together.
Past years’ programs:
- 2006: A Stranger in the Kingdom by Howard Frank Mosher
- 2007: The Old American by Ernest Hebert
- 2008: Here If You Need Me by Kate Braestrup
- 2009: The Double Bind by Chris Bohjalian
- 2010: Go with Me by Castle Freeman
- 2011: Following Atticus by Tom Ryan
- 2012: Love You More by Lisa Gardner
- 2013: The Talk-Funny Girl by Roland Merullo
- 2014: Flight of the Sparrow by Amy Belding Brown
- 2015: Euphoria by Lily King
- 2016: The Finest Hours by Michael J. Tougias and Casey Sherman
- 2017: The One-in-a-million Boy by Monica Wood
- 2018: Where You’ll Find Me by Ty Gagne
- 2019: Becoming Nicole by Amy Ellis Nutt
- 2020: no program, pandemic!
- 2021: The Matt Bowditch mystery series by Paul Doiron
The brainchild of Conway Public Library’s Olga Morrill, who organized a group of librarians and book-minded community members in 2006, One Book One Valley is a community read program for the Mount Washington Valley area, similar to others offered around the country. Its mission is to strengthen community ties and promote literacy through reading and discussing a book with a theme that resonates locally. In order to enrich the book discussion experience, One Book One Valley organizers also plan an author visit and programs that relate to the book in some way.
One Book One Valley is funded by a variety of sources. Most have provided support since 2006. Thank you!