For Cause & Comrades--
About One Book, One Community
In 2002 Winchester School Superintendent Dennis Kellison and Handley Regional Library Director Trish Ridgeway called together a group of organizations to bring the concept of One Book, One City to our area. Since the program was to include Winchester, Frederick County, and Clarke County, the name One Book, One Community was chosen. The group set these goals for the organization:
The first book selected was Homer Hickam's Rocket Boys.
After many events throughout the community, Mr. Hickam came to
Winchester April 11-12, 2003 and spoke to over 600 attendees at Handley
High School auditorium. The second book was Seabiscuit by
Laura Hillebrand. The book in 2005 was the curious incident of
the dog in the night time
by Mark Haddon. The 2006 selection was Wish You Well by
David Baldacci. The 2007 selection was On Agate Hill by Lee
Smith. The 2008 selection was This I Believe, edited by
Jay Allison and Dan Gediman.
The 2009 selection, See You In a Hundred Years by Logan Ward was the
top-circulating non-fiction book at Handley Regional Library. To Kill a
Mockingbird in 2010 and The Devil Amongst the Lawyers in 2011
complete the One Book list.
Library wins award for 2008 One Book One Community program.
Page updated May 2012