Reading Together

What if the entire community read the same book at the same time? Read and discuss Tracy Kidder’s Strength in What Remains with people of all ages and walks of life.

By the Numbers...

Although there is still one more Reading Together related event in 2011, I wanted to report out on the success of the program. Check out these numbers!

• Over 1,700 copies of the book and audiobook circulated

• Over 800 readers attended the Tracy Kidder program on March 10 at Chenery Auditorium

1,063 patrons attended one of the 13 events with an average of 82 at each event!

The above numbers show that over 3,500 individuals either read Strength in What Remains, attended an event or both. So if you average this number over the six weeks we celebrated Kidder’s novel, over 580 a week participated in Reading Together! This does not even include the many community book clubs and partnering libraries who hosted events.

I would like to thank the Steering Committee, Community Partners, and Sponsors for making it another great year.


Strength in What Remains
Kevin King

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2011 Press Coverage

May 17, 2011
Reading TogetherReading Together
Deo has known horror & misery...
May 15, 2011
WMUK InterviewWMUK Interview
Gordon Evans speaks with Deo
March 11, 2011
Large CrowdLarge Crowd
To kick off the 2011 Reading...
March 9, 2011
Meet the AuthorMeet the Author
Pulitzer Prize-winning author...
March 6, 2011
WMUK InterviewWMUK Interview
Gordon Evans speaks with Kidder
February 27, 2011
More than FactsMore than Facts
Tracy Kidder wanted to be...
February 27, 2011
A JourneyA Journey
“A journey through horror to hope...”
February 24, 2011
Natural SelectionNatural Selection
Choosing “Strength in What Remains”
August 25, 2010
Book AnnouncedBook Announced
Kalamazoo Public Library announc...