Saturday, May 2, 2009

One Book, One Vancouver hitches its wagon to the Games

Vancouver Sun: 2009 May 2

"The idea of having a city’s residents read and get excited about one particular book each year — the brainwave of Seattle librarian Nancy Pearl in 1998 — might easily have run its course by now.

But the Vancouver Public Library, which launched its own One Book, One Vancouver program in 2002, is reinvigorating the concept by piggybacking on to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

Mayor Gregor Robertson recently announced that this year’s program will be called The Host City Reads."