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Libraries Read: 1 Book 2016

Libraries Read: 1 Book is back. MCLS invites library staff of all types in Indiana and Michigan to participate in an exciting upcoming professional development opportunity.  We will join together once again, both physically and virtually to read and discuss the same book.  With your help, we will select a book that is relevant to our profession, provides thought-provoking ideas for discussion, and has appeal across all types of libraries.

“Last year library staff said they wanted more discussions across multi-types of libraries,” said Randy Dykhuis, MCLS Executive Director.  “In response, we launched “Libraries Read: 1 book” in order to create deeper connections among libraries that span geographic and other boundaries.  We will continue the program in 2016, and hope that by participating, libraries will learn more about each other and our profession.”

How this works:

  • Go to the MCLS Facebook event page at and vote for one of four selected titles.  Voting will remain open until May 23, 2016.
  • MCLS will tally the votes and announce the selected title on June 1, 2016.
  • Once the title has been selected, MCLS will announce discussions and other events related to the title that will take place throughout the summer of 2016.

What you can do to participate:

  • Vote for a title and encourage others in your organization to vote
  • Read the book
  • Discuss the book at your own staff meetings
  • Attend regional discussions and other related events
  • Participate in a live twitter chat about the title

For more information about “Libraries Read: 1 Book”, visit our Facebook page.