Something I have noticed over the past few weeks is how, in this time of social distancing, people are still finding activities and ideas that bring them together – not physically, but virtually. Thanks to a new program being offered in Minnesota, we all have a chance to become closer through reading and discussing a book.
This week, the Friends of the St. Paul Public Library, in partnership with State Library Services, announced One Book | One Minnesota, a new online book club. Readers of all ages are invited to read “Because of Winn-Dixie,” by Minnesota author Kate DiCamillo, and come together for virtual discussions. All Minnesotans will be invited to participate in a statewide virtual discussion with the author in May.
“Because of Winn-Dixie” is available at Ebooks Minnesota, where the book will be available for multi-use downloads at no cost for eight weeks. It is also available in the Plum Creek Library System’s OverDrive collection (single use only).
“Because of Winn-Dixie” is an excellent choice for this program, because it can be enjoyed by the whole family! Adults can read it to their children, or members of the family can read independently and share their ideas. Include grandparents, aunts and uncles, cousins…the possibilities are endless for a multi-generational experience.
Get started reading any time, and stay tuned for more information about discussion opportunities.
We may not be able to be together, but we can still read together!