Each year, the One Book, One Community of Monroe County selection committee chooses a readily available and discussable book written by a major author, and invites Monroe County residents to read the same book at the same time and discuss it through a series of free programs running approximately one month. Each year's events feature book discussions and free county-wide community activities related to the themes raised by provocative and inspiring stories. One Book, One Community of Monroe County aims to enrich the experience of reading for everyone, regardless of race, gender, age, income or the neighborhood they call home.

Announcing the One Book, One Community of Monroe County 2024 Title:

Firekeeper's Daughter by Angeline Boulley

OBOC Book Announcement

GRM Logo“The 2023–24 Great Michigan Read is presented by Michigan Humanities and supported by national, statewide, and local partners, including the National Endowment for the Humanities, The Meijer Foundation, Library of Michigan, Image Creative Group, BiblioBoard, and Michigan Radio Reads.”


One Book, One Community of Monroe County Presented by:

The Foundation at Monroe County Community College
Monroe County Community College
Monroe County Library System
Monroe Publishing Company - Monroe News

Jack Burns
Kevin & Angela Mitzel
Dr. Richard and Rosemarie Walker
Victor and Bonnie Bellestri
Tim and Lisa Brakel
Dr. Ronald Campbell
Connie Carroll
Beverly Hammerstrom
Richard Montcalm
Bonnie Weber
Cindy Yonovich
Mary Strevel
Dr. Terri Kovach
Robert and Elizabeth Leski
Wilma Nartker
Lonnie Peppler-Moyer
Amita Amin
Mary Hamilton
Crystal Heft
Kimberly Lemanski
Ann Orwin
Lela Wadlin and Roger Olson
Dr. Valerie Culler
Timothy Dillon
La-Z-Boy Foundation
Mary Swinkey
Benjamin Garman
Ida Branch Library Club
Suzanne Krueger
Buffalo Wild Wings
The Fisher Theatre
Knock on Wood
Pavlov's Brewing Company
Rather B Photography, LLC
Salt Springs Brewery
Tailored Threads
Yarny Bits: Custom Crochet
Knit Wit Book Club
Amanda Ayers
Rachel Eagle
Kristin Iacopelli
Dave & Kelly Maenle
Karen Moore
Jen Saul
Michele Toll

Contact Information

One Book, One Community of Monroe County


Building / Office IconMonroe County Community College
Phone Icon 734-384-4153


Monday – Friday

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.