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Books to Bridge the Region is a reading initiative that encompasses seven Northwest Indiana counties: Jasper, Lake, LaPorte, Newton, Porter, Pulaski and Starke.  We encourage area residents to read books on a common theme and thus foster conversation between people and generations.










Books to Bridge the Region is a reading initiative encompassing seven Northwest Indiana counties: Jasper, Lake, LaPorte, Newton, Porter, Pulaski and Starke. 

Coming in October:   Books to Bridge the Region 2014

A community reading event for Northwest Indiana

Interesting conversation • Special events • Family fun

For information and events, visit www.books2bridge.org


Adult Selection:  

Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend © 2012 by Matthew Dicks. published by St. Martin’s Griffin, an imprint of Macmillan.  Author photo: Holly M Williams. 
Book cover: Design by Olga Grlic. Cover photographs: Field © Hektor/Shutterstock.com; shoes ©Aaron Amat/Shutterstock.com; hand lettering © Iskra. 
Book cover and author photo courtesy of Macmillan USA.

Memoirs of An Imaginary Friend: A Novel
Matthew Dicks
Middle Reader:

The View from Saturday © 1996 by E. L. Konigsburg; published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. 
Book cover: design by Becky Terhune and Anne Scatto; image courtesy of Simon & Schuster. 

The View From Saturday
E. L. Konigsburg

Picture/Easy Reader:  

Heartprints, ©1999 by P. K. Hallinan. Published by Ideals Children’s Books, an imprint of Ideals Publications, A Guidepost Company. 
Book cover: illustrated by P. K. Hallinan; design by Jenny Hancock. Used with permission. 

P. K. Hallinan

                  If you have had an event and your town is not circled, let us know and we will add you!                                                                                
Friday October 3, 2014 - Time Out for Reading - Put Your Nose in a Book!
Schools and Libraries watch out for our Lit-Kits this fall!

Books to Bridge the Region again joined with the Northwest Indiana Literacy
Coalition and its partners to deliver almost 450 "Lit Kits" to all schools,
public and private, and all public libraries, in Lake, Porter, LaPorte, Jasper,
Newton, Pulaski and Starke counties. Each kit contains one or more of our
featured books, depending on the ages served by that organization.

BOOKS TO BRIDGE THE REGION encourages area residents to read and discuss selected books on a theme starting in September. 

How can my town, library, school or organization participate?

  • Sign up for our email newsletter
  • Complete and return or fill out, save as pdf and email the Participation Response Form.
  • Attend our scheduled events. Just click the Calendar of Events tab for
    a list of programs and activities in five counties.
  • Plan your own events or programs based on the books or the theme.
    Feel free to use any of the free downloadable resources on this website.
  • Tell us about your event.

How can I help?

Donations are greatly appreciated and will be used to purchase books, plan programs and coordinate region-wide efforts. The fiscal agent is Purdue University Calumet. 
Contact Books to Bridge the Region at 219-931-5100, Ext. 310.

Make checks payable to:  

Books to Bridge the Region 
PO Box 606
Hammond, IN 46325-0606

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