Established in 2003, the All Iowa Reads program was one of the ICB’s first projects and continues to be one of its most popular. The purpose of All Iowa Reads is to foster a sense of unity through reading.
Each year a volunteer committee selects a title that will inspire sustained, spirited and in-depth discussion, raising issues relevant to Iowans. Then, within communities across the state, people come together to talk about the book and share their point of view.
The ICB provides book reviews, discussion questions and publicity materials to foster successful discussions. And the Foundation helps pay for copies of the book and, when possible, organize visits and presentations by the author.
With more than a decade of success, the program has expanded to offer Kids All Iowa Reads and Teen All Iowa Reads. Your donation will be used to help fund these important programs, increasing literacy and community among readers of all ages.