Help Us Build a Better Book to Action – Opportunity for 2021

Library staff members – Are you interested in participating in the 2021 Book to Action initiative? The Book to Action 2021 initiative represents a unique opportunity for a collaborative, statewide theme / read open to 100 participating libraries and communities. We want to know what themes and titles are of interest. Social Justice, Sustainability, Equity, Resilience, Mental Health – what titles will help communities build empathy, connection, and understanding, what community partners will help connect to these issues, and what topics are relevant to your community? Your input and community needs can help shape the focus of Book to Action 2021. If you are interested in potentially participating in, and collaborating on, creating a better, bigger Book to Action 2021, please review the Book to Action 2021 page and complete the planning survey at The planning survey will close September 8, 2020.

California Center for the Book Fiscal Year 2020 / 2021 Focus

From August 2020 through August 2021, California Center for the Book will focus on combining lessons learned from our past Book to Action, Community Conversations with Veterans, Mental Health Initiative, and Rural Libraries Tour writing workshops into a single, concentrated effort that will reach 100 California libraries with the Book to Action community engagement initiative. We will continue to focus on strong community partnerships, intentional programming for adults and intergenerational groups, and library community collaboration. With the opportunity to focus Book to Action initiatives on a central theme (or themes), we can harness the power of combined efforts to create a more impactful statewide opportunity, while also connecting to local community partners. The Book to Action 2021 initiative will be bigger, stronger, and better – with your help and input.