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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. 

   Books to Bridge the Region 2015

A community reading event for Northwest Indiana

Interesting conversation • Special events • Family fun

For information and events, visit www.books2bridge.org



Adult Selection:

The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat

The Supremes at Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat, © 2013 by Edward Kelsey Moore. Published in the United States by Vintage
Books, a division of Random House LLC, a Penguin Random House company, New York, and in Canada by Random House of Canada Limited, Toronto. Originally published in hardcover in the United States by Alfred A. Knopf, a division of Random House LLC, New York, in 2013. Book design by M. Kristen Bearse


Edward Kelsey Moore


Middle Reader Selection:

The Secret Tree

The Secret Tree © 2012 by Natalie Standiford; published by Scholastic Inc. Book cover: design by Christopher
Stengel; cover art © 2012 by Nathan Durfe


Natalie Standiford


Picture/Easy Reader Selection:

Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad

Henry’s Freedom Box, text ©2007 by Ellen Levine; illustrations ©2007 by Kadir Nelson; published by
Scholastic. Book cover: art  ©2007 by Kadir Nelson; book design by Marijka Kostiw


Ellen Levine


                  If you have had an event and your town is not circled, let us know and we will add you!                                                                                
 Time Out for Reading - Put Your Nose in a Book!
Friday October 2, 2015
Schools and Libraries enjoy 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?

  • Attend our scheduled events. Just click the Calendar of Events tab for
    a list of programs and activities in seven 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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