One Book Siouxland

Thank you for your interest in our community reading program, One Book Siouxland.

We are currently in-between our 2021 and 2022 programs. Check back here in early 2022, or follow us on social media, for the announcement of our Fifth Annual One Book Siouxland selection.

Contact Kim at 605-367-8715 for questions about the program or suggestions for future One Book titles.


Launched in 2018, One Book Siouxland is a program that encourages area residents to read the same book and discuss it as a community. An annual event, it aims to broaden and deepen an appreciation of reading and to bring together friends, families, and neighbors to share their experiences.

     

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of 9/11, the 2021 One Book Siouxland took place in September. Two books were selected: Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer and The Only Plane in the Sky by Garrett M. Graff.

logoThe Great Alone

The 2020 One Book Siouxland selection was Kristin Hannah's bestselling The Great Alone, a gripping portrayal of a family seeking a fresh beginning in Alaska in the 1970s.

In 2019, participants read Caroline Fraser's Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder. Prairie Fires won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Biography, the National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography, as well as being named to New York Times' "10 Best Books of the Year.


In 2018, One Book Siouxland participants read Fredrik Backman's best-selling book, A Man Called Ove. Library staff, in partnership with local library users, selected this story because of its theme--"people can change, even if they are set in their ways"--as well as the strong Swedish and Scandinavian heritage that is part of this region and the book.