What did people like about One Book One Independence? These are a few comments from follow-up surveys:
"The togetherness it fosters throughout the community."
"Every time I stop in the library, I feel that I become more involved in Independence. I participated in the canvas worshop. Just seeing the finished products made me more aware of the Independence community."
"The connection made to the architecture of Independence homes helped community members learn more about their hometown and gain a new level of pride...It also stimulated a lot of interest in local history."
"I shared the title of the book with many of my friends and recommended they read it. I also informed several people about the POW Camps in Iowa, which I didbn't know about until I read the book."
After three successful years of OBOI, the citizen committee and the library would like to do it again! In order to provide a One Book One Community, the library needs to raise money.
The library will run a Give Me $10 Campaign through the month of October. This is a way for everybody to give a little and make a big impact! The public is welcome to donate money at the library or online!
If you are interested in donating to the library in person, checks can be made out to the Independence Public Library Foundation, or IPL Foundation. You may also mail a donation. Please download and print the pdf donation form below and send it with your check, made out to the IPL Foundation, to:
Independence Public Library Foundation
805 1st St East
Independence, Iowa 50644