Brought to Arizona in 2002, and coordinated by the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records (ASLAPR), a division of the Secretary of State, ONEBOOKAZ is an exciting program that brings communities together through literature. Beginning in April every year, this program encourages communities across the State of Arizona to read the same book at the same time and participate in discussions and programs centered around that book. One title is chosen for adults to read, and one title is chosen for kids.
- To celebrate literature in the State of Arizona by encouraging the reading and exploration of a book.
- To foster a sense of community through the shared experience of reading the same book, discussing themes and involving participants in the statewide events connected with the book.
- To bring people together through public programs such as book discussions, author readings and signing events, panel discussions, traveling presentations, and special events.
- To nurture partnerships between libraries, schools, museums, other allied institutions, the media, commercial vendors, the authors and the public.
If you or someone you know has a visual impairment that makes it difficult to read the print version of this year's ONEBOOKAZ, The Braille and Talking Book Library can provide audio books. The Arizona State Library provides this free service through the mail. For eligibility requirements and an application go to www.azlibrary.gov/braille and select How To Apply.
For more information on Talking Book Library Services, please call 602-255-5578 or toll free 1-800-255-5578 or send email to Arizona Braille and Talking Book Library