One Book One County is a community read program for Wells County held in September and October every year. The program is designed to create a countywide discussion by encouraging all residents to read the same book. There are also a number of special events at the library related to themes found in the featured book and potentially an author visit.
2022 One Book One County
This year’s book title is “The Hobbit” by J.R.R. Tolkien. We have several in-person events and activities during the months of September and October to help celebrate One Book One County.
About The Book
by J.R.R. Tolkien
“Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely traveling any farther than his pantry or cellar. But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard Gandalf and a company of dwarves arrive on his doorstep one day to whisk him away on an
adventure. They have launched a plot to raid the treasure hoard guarded by Smaug the Magnificent,
a large and very dangerous dragon. Bilbo reluctantly joins their quest, unaware that on his journey to the Lonely Mountain he will encounter both a magic ring and a frightening creature known as Gollum.” – book jacket
How To Participate
It’s very easy! Just stop by the Main Library or Ossian Branch to get a copy of the book or check out the eBook or eAudiobook at the Indiana Digital Library. Then start reading. That’s it!
If you’d like to join us to talk about the book, you are welcome. Please register at the library and pick up a book at that time.
- Monday, October 10: 1:30 pm (Main Library – Bluffton) (Brown Bag Book Club for adults)
- Thursday, October 13 at 6:30 pm (Main Library – Bluffton) (General Book Discussion for adults, Teen Book Club, and Grades 5-6 Book Club – all meet in different rooms)
Past community reads include “Rocket Boys” by Homer Hickam, “The Art of Racing in the Rain” by Garth Stein, “Room” by Emma Donoghue, “The Reading Promise” by Alice Ozma, “The Bone Garden” by Tess Gerritsen, “Where Am I Eating? An Adventure Through the Global Food Economy” by Kelsey Timmerman, “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” by Mark Twain, “A Place Called Hope” by Philip Gulley, “A Walk in the Woods” by Bill Bryson, “And Then There Were None” by Agatha Christie, “Diamond Willow” by Helen Frost, “The Year We Left Home” by Jean Thompson (2020 One State / One Story), and “The Indigo Girl” by Natasha Boyd.
This program is presented by the Wells County Public Library with financial support from the Friends of the Library.