One Book One Community - It's a beautiful day to #BeKind to your neighbor.

What brings us together as a community? Kindness, of course. That’s why this year’s One Book, One Community selection is perfect! Each year, we come together as a community to read a common book and enjoy events and discussions about it. This year’s theme is—you guessed it— kindness! And who is a better inspiration than Mr. Rogers? 

I’m Proud of You: My Friendship with Fred Rogers by Tim Madigan will challenge you to find new ways to create a culture of kindness and discover new ways to make it a beautiful day in your neighborhood. 



Tim Madigan, Author of 'I'm Proud of You'

Meet Author Tim Madigan 

Wednesday, February 17
6:30 pm | from home 

It began as an assignment to write a profile of the preschool television series Mister Rogers' Neighborhood and ended in an unlikely friendship. Meet the author of I’m Proud of You and hear his story of the enduring legacy left to us all by Fred Rogers. Win one of ten books, signed by the author!

 

Enter the Student Art and Video Contest

What does kindness mean to you? Create an original art piece or a enter our video contest to share how you spread kindness throughout your school, neighborhood, or community.

Virtual Art Show │ Grades K-12

Show us how you spread kindness throughout your school, neighborhood, or community with an original art piece.

Video Contest │ Deadline for registration Jan 29 │ Grades K-12

If you were given $250, what would make your school, neighborhood, or community a kinder place? You and a team of up to five people can come together to produce a short video and share your ideas! Deadline for submissions, February 19.

Cardigan Contest │ Deadline for submissions Feb 13

Channel your inner Mister Rogers! Celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Day on February 13th by submitting a photo wearing your favorite cardigan to compete for a prize—or just to share the joy!


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Virtual book discussions about Tim Madigan's book, "I'm Proud of You." 

Canal Fulton Public Library │ February 16 │ 6:30 pm
Massillon Public Library │ March 3 │ 6 pm
North Canton Public Library │ February 4 │ 6:30 pm
Stark Library │ February 10 │ 6 pm

Grab a Kindness Kit with a make and take craft or activity!

Canal Fulton Public Library│ February 1-28│ Kindness Kit
Louisville Public Library │ February 6 │ Noon │ Adult Craft & Activity
Louisville Public Library │ February 15 │ Random Acts of Kindness Kit
Massillon Public Library │ February 6 │ Good Neighbor Kid Pack
Massillon Public Library │ February 1-28 │ Kindness Bingo
Massillon Public Library │ February 1-28 │ Make and Take Kindness Rock
Minerva Public Library | February 1-27 | Share a Hug Art Project 
Minerva Public Library | Beginning February 3 | Kindness Bags
Minerva Public Library | Beginning February 16 | DIY Cardigan Keychain
North Canton Public Library│ February 2-28│ Kindness Rocks
North Canton Public Library │ February 16 │ Spreading Kindness Grab-and-Go
Stark Library │ February 1-28 │ Random Acts of Kindness Kit
Stark Library │ February 1-28 │ Sweater Key Chain

Tune in for a virtual kindness-inspired storytime.

Louisville Public Library │ February 15 │ 10:30 am
Massillon Public Library │ February 6 │ 11 am
Minerva Public Library | February 3 | 10:30 am
North Canton Public Library │ February 17 │ 10:30 am              

Discuss the film A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood starring Tom Hanks.

Stark Library │ Movie Discussion | February 11 │ 2 pm

Other One Book, One Community Events:

Louisville Public Library │ Relaxation Reading Club | February 23 │ 4 pm
Stark Library | Parent/Child Book Discussion | Save Me a Seat | February 25 | 6:00 pm

Stark Library patrons, track your activities on Beanstack!

One Book, One Community is presented with support from:

Stark County Educational Service Center
Stark Speaks Up For Kindness
Stark Education Partnership
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Massillon Public Library
North Canton Public Library
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