The OBOV Mission Statement:
One Book One Valley (OBOV) is a community reading initiative in Eagle County, Colorado. It is a collaborative effort designed to unite and uplift hundreds of citizens by encouraging reading and promoting a sense of community by sharing a common topic for conversation.
The OBOV Goals:
The overall goal is to provide an annual, ongoing set of events, which will grow in scope and popularity for communities along the I-70 corridor of Eagle County, specifically to:
- Bring the community together, annually, for a shared reading experience surrounding a common book.
- Provide opportunities throughout Eagle County for a six to eight-week series of programs related to the chosen book.
- Encourage literacy and increased usage of Eagle County’s public libraries.
- Provide topics, themes, and thought-provoking ideas for community conversation.
- Form partnerships with local organizations and businesses to promote literacy.
- Create opportunities for the exchange of ideas amongst diverse populations of the Valley.
The OBOV Partners:
Lori A. Barnes, Director of Library Services, Vail Public Library
Sandy Rivera, Library Associate II – Programming, Vail Public Library
Katy Walker, MLIS, Reference/Instruction Librarian, CMC Edwards
Virginia Nicolai, Associate Professor, English as a Second Language, CMC Edwards
Matt Lee, Proprietor, The Bookworm of Edwards
Makena Burner, Events Manager, The Bookworm of Edwards
Amy Large, Media Center Manager, Eagle Valley High School
Molly Sparhawk, Media Specialist, Battle Mountain High School
Will Harris, Education Technology Specialist, ECS Technology
Le Kang, Mandarin Teacher, Vail Mountain School