Reading Together, A community-wide book club for Kalamazoo, Michigan.
The Book 'Things They Carried.'
Book  Author

Reading Together 2006
Steering Committee Membership

Public Libraries

Comstock Township Library 
Meg King-Sloan, Director

Kalamazoo Public Library 
Mary Doud, Deputy Director
Terry Lason, Loan/Outreach Services
Joan Hawxhurst, Reader Services 
Kevin King, Teen Services
Nancy Davis-Smith, Washington Square branch
Marti Fritz, Community Relations
Wendy Woltjer, Materials Selection

Portage District Library 
Lawrence Kapture, Adult Services 

Colleges and Universities

Davenport University 
Judith Bosshart, Library Director

Kalamazoo Valley Community College 
Jim Ratliff, Library Director
Jackie Justice-Brown, Instructor

Western Michigan University 
Deborah Barnes, Director, Lewis Walker Institute
Ed Martini, History Department
Mike Cooper, Teaching, Learning & Leadership

Schools

Kalamazoo Central High School 
Sherry Ransford, English Dept.

Hackett Catholic Central High School 
Terri Luzenske, English Dept.

Portage Northern Middle School
Celeste Shelton Harris, Assistant Principal

Comstock High School 
(retired) Caren Dybek, English Dept.

Other Libraries

Bronson Health Sciences Library 
Marge Kars, Manager

Church & Synagogue Library Assn. 
Connie Utrecht

Kalamazoo Gazette Library 
Anne Holcomb

Community Groups

Arts Council 
Barb Harkins

First United Methodist Church 
Lois Schmidt

Fresh Fire AME Church 
Bobette Hampton, Pastor

Great Lakes PeaceJam 
Jen Weaver, Director

Hispanic American Council 
Susan Pozo

Kalamazoo Community Foundation 
Lois Jackson
Shannon Bronsink

KNOW 
(Kalamazoo Non-Violent Opponents to War) 
Tom Small

Lotus Media 
Frank R. Jamison

At large 
Bill Krasean
Huan Le & Thuc Thi Tran
Lindy Rose

Bookstores

Kazoo Books I & II 
John Wenger

Media

Kalamazoo Gazette 
Mary Oudsema, Assistant to the Publisher

Government

City of Kalamazoo 
Andrea Augustine, Neighborhood Planner

Partners Building Community 
Terri Benton-Ollie

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2005 Reading Together, "The Color of Water"2004 Reading Together, "Nickel & Dimed"2003 Reading Together, "Fahrenheit 451"