• First, we’re having a GREAT time with the One School-One Book program…. Getting “thank you” notes from parents already about how it’s “forcing” some family reading time that they seemed to have lost over the years.
    — Paul Marinko - Principal at St. Paul's Lutheran School - Fort Wayne, IN
  • Since last spring, our entire school has excitedly embraced the One School, One Book Program. We will soon begin our spring selection: A Cricket in Times Square -- the third book we've adopted since the spring of 2010!

    We are so thrilled with the positive impact this program has had on our students, families, and staff
    — Laurie LaRue - First Grade Teacher at Edgewood School - Bristol, CT
  • I think the OSOB program is brilliant. My seven year-old attends Orleans Elementary in Massachusetts and they (we) are reading Masterpiece. Since the grades levels range from one to five at this school, finding a book to suit all is difficult. My daughter can follow the big picture somewhat but we have to reinforce what we’ve read because it’s a lot to take in for her.
    — Glenn Krzeminski - Parent of student at Orleans Elementary - Orleans, MA
  • The One District, One Book program promoted by Read To Them...is a powerful way to systemically address and promote a culture of literacy throughout the entire school system.

    My school actually adopted a hamster and even used it as “pet therapy” for many of the behaviorally challenged children in our school.
    — Kenny Moles of West Virginia


We’d love to have you join us. We’ve helped dozens of schools implement this program and are here to share our resources and expertise with our member schools.

Membership in the program includes:

  • Books for your entire school family, based on the number of books needed at a reduced cost per book
  • Instructions on how to plan your One Book, One School month, including suggested timetable and implementation plan
  • Reading and school activity materials. Items can vary with book chosen, but usually include:
    • sample letter to parents
    • sample reading schedule
    • complete trivia bank with answer key
    • principal’s talking points
    • suggested activities
    • song list
    • assembly ideas
  • Tips on reading aloud, including sample audio files
  • Support and assistance from accessible and energetic One Book, One School personnel

Here is what to do if you represent an elementary SCHOOL:

Send an e-mail indicating your interest to One School, One Book Director, Bruce Coffey: bruce.coffey@readtothem.org

He will send you a brief starter packet containing the One School, One Book Recommended Book List, the handy, one-page document, "How to Do One School, One Book in Ten Easy Steps," and some sample resources.

Digest it, then call Bruce directly at 804.310.1214. He will help you order books, supply further resources specific to your book selection, help tailor the program to suit your needs, and provide resources (tips and guides) to sell and explain the program to teachers and parents.


Here is what to do if you represent a school DISTRICT and are interested in implementing OSOB as a DISTRICT:

Send an e-mail indicating your interest to One District, One Book Director, Gary Anderson: gary.anderson@readtothem.org


Click here to find out what do do if you represent a LIBRARY.

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