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One Nixa One Read

One Nixa, One Read

What if an entire community read the same book during the same month? What if the book we all read together has a unifying message about kindness, neighborliness, and friendship? What if we celebrated these lessons with family-friendly events where readers can come together to discuss?

That’s the question posed by the City of Nixa, Nixa Public Schools, and the Christian County Library. The answer we came up with is what we call the “One Nixa, One Read” program. Again, in 2024, we’ll be encouraging the entire Nixa community, young and old, to read the same book together during the same month.

For our second book, we will be reading “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” by Roald Dahl. In conjunction with the program, there will be a kickoff event at the Nixa Branch of the Christian County Library on Thursday, May 30, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Facebook event for One Nixa, One Read: Block Party Kick Off.

At the kickoff, families and anyone who wants to read the book with us can meet other readers, get information about this and other library reading programs, be served food by community leaders, listen to CC Links CC Rhythm Performance, and even pick up a free copy of the book while supplies last. We’ll also hand out special “One Nixa, One Read” golden tickets!

Be sure to join the “One Nixa, One Read” Facebook group for updates about this program, including how to get a copy of the book, updates about events connected to the program, and fun activities along the way.

Join the One Nixa, One Read Facebook Group.

Finally, we’ll wrap things up on Friday, June 28, with a special Movie In the Park featuring the film based on the book! Collect 5+ stamps from participating local businesses on your golden ticket between the kick off and the movie in the park to get a free ice cream! 

We are looking to partner with local businesses, non-profits, and other groups on this program, so if you are interested in supporting this effort, please contact Ashley Copley at Nixa Public Schools,