2013 Partners - One Book One Bloomington

One Book One Bloomington LogoDiscussion of a single book and the issues therein to encourage literary reading and to build community by encouraging conversation and the sharing of ideas by members of the community.





The Bloomington Entertainment and Arts District seeks to bring the business and creative sectors together to advance commerce and culture, build community and spur economic development.



Boxcar Books and Community Center Inc. and The Midwest Pages to Prisoners Project exist to promote reading, self-education, social equality, and social welfare through increased accessibility to literature and workshops - and the promotion of a community to support these projects.


Free University of Monroe County provides non-credit classes for adults 18 years of age or more in a variety of subject areas. All are welcome in our community of learning. Classes are taught in a relaxed environment that encourages exploration of new areas of knowledge, acquisition of useful skills, and having fun in the process. Free University of Monroe County offers low-cost classes taught by community members for community members, opportunities to meet new people, and personal enrichment through the joy of learning


The Indiana University Libraries comprise one of the leading academic research library systems in North America. On the Bloomington campus, the Herman B Wells Library, with its double towers of Indiana limestone, is the visual center of the multi-library system. The libraries' research collections include more than 6.6 million books in over 900 languages. Users can access more than 400 databases, 43,000 e-journals, and 224,000 e-books, as well as locally developed digital content. All IU libraries are open to residents of the state as well as to IU faculty and students.


Monroe County Community School Corporation (MCCSC), located in south central Indiana, is a dynamic community with broad diversity in cultures, religions, ethnic groups, and socioeconomic levels. This diversity and the school community's commitment to quality education have made the MCCSC an educational leader in Indiana for the past thirty-five years.


Monroe County Public Library enriches individual lives and strengthens our community by offering equitable access to information and opportunities for literacy, learning, and enjoyment. We aspire to be a dynamic library, essential to thoughtful, productive community life, and always meeting our community's evolving needs.


WFHB is Indiana's original community radio station, broadcasting an eclectic mix of music and news on four different FM frequencies and online.  WFHB has recently started a new program for banned books called Books Unbound.

Support: In addition to the organizations represented on the Steering Committee, OBOB has received support at various times from the Herald-Times, National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), Indiana Humanities Council, Friends of Monroe County Public Library, AuthorHouse, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, City of Bloomington Parks & Rec, and Bloomington Area Arts Council (2001-2009).


One Book One Bloomington and Beyond is a project of the Bloomington Arts and Entertainment District, Boxcar Books, Free University of Monroe County, Indiana University Libraries Bloomington, Monroe County Community School Corporation, Monroe County Public Library, and WFHB.