About One Book One Brampton
One Book One City campaigns connect entire communities through the promotion of literacy. This is accomplished by encouraging the reading and the ensuing discussion of a commonly shared book. The One Book One City program was originally launched in 1998 by the Washington Center for the Book. Since then, it has taken place in Canada in Vancouver, Kitchener-Waterloo, Burlington, Hamilton and Toronto, and across the United States, with great success.
The One Book One Brampton Campaign was officially announced in February 2009. The chosen title was Life of Pi, by Yann Martel. A variety of activities related to the book and to the Journeys theme have taken place from October 2009 to February 2010.
During the Campaign, we have gained new members (readers) and support from businesses and community. Circulation has increased a whopping 20% in 2009 comparing with 2008.
Brampton Library closes the first One Book One Brampton Campaign but looks forward to future journeys with the community.
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