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One Book One Community

One Book One Community Hutchinson MN LogoA community book read is an opportunity to connect with your family, friends, co-workers, and community around a shared topic.

Avid readers know the feeling of wanting to share their current book with just about everyone they talk to. Imagine that experience on a larger scale as a community – being able to connect with those you know and those you don’t know over the same book!


The book selected for Hutchinson’s 2020 One Book, One Community events

Winterdance by Gary Paulsen
Book cover of Winterdance by Gary PaulsenIt will be up to you on what level you want to connect with others about it. You can view past books we have read as a community at the bottom of this page.

Pick up your copy at Cashwise (Hutchinson), The Village Shop, Target (Hutchinson), McLeod County Historical Society and Museum or borrow from the Hutchinson Public Library (book club kits are also available).

How to Get Involved

Step 1: REGISTER

Register as a participant now. Why register? Hutchinson Health’s Health & Well-Being and One Book, One Community partners would like to know how many people are engaging in this community book read. Registered participants will also be provided with event updates and reminders, special topics related to the book, referral to book clubs and area resources as requested by participant, etc. Registration is not required to participate in online discussions or events.

Step 2: READ

Read Winterdance by Gary Paulsen between Jan-April.

Step 3: CONNECT

Free and open to the public, monthly events will expand your reading experience and connect you with others in our community. Join us for one or all!


2020 Book Events

Community Book Discussion

  • Date and time:  Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 2pm
  • Location:  McLeod County Historical Society

Panel Discussion

Speakers include Jamie Nelson, dog mushing professional and Iditarod Racer, and Dr. John Reichert, Iditarod volunteer veterinarian

  • Date and time:  Saturday, April 4, 2020 at 2pm
  • Location:  Christ the King Church

The following organizations, as well as local area book clubs, are collaborating to bring you Hutchinson’s One Book, One Community program:

Collaborating with..

  • Hutchinson Public Library
  • Hutchinson Leader
  • Hutchinson Health

Sponsored by…

  • Friends of the Library
  • Minnesota Legacy Fund

Community Book Read – Past Reads

More about One Book, One Community:

Hutchinson’s One Book, One Community program began in 2013 with a group of community volunteers wanting to increase opportunities to build social connections through Heart of Hutch’s Connect Wholeheartedly committee.   Read more about Heart of Hutch.

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