Over nine days in November, there’s something – or some things – for everyone!

One community. One Library system. A once in a lifetime celebration.

November 6 – 14, 2021

One for the Books is a one-time, free event created to mark a turning point in Main Library’s history. It’s an opportunity for our community to honor the history of an uptown anchor, say goodbye to the current building and welcome the future together.

Drop by any branch in October to celebrate in your neighborhood with family activities – and come to Main Library during this special week to celebrate with people from all corners of the County.

All events are FREE, but reservations and masks are required for indoor activities.

Step Into the Story

Take a walk through time at Main Library – explore 118 years of innovation, community and opportunity on this spot through audio, video, performance and activities. Bring your book club or group!

Weekend days November 6, 7, 13 and 14.

Tours are self-guided and last 90 – 120 minutes

24 Hours of Booky

You told us your favorite titles when you helped #bookmarkthetown – now read them aloud! We’re looking for volunteers from the community to read in shifts – in person or on video – for the Library’s longest all-ages storytime.

A Piece of History

You CAN take it with you. We’ll be auctioning and selling some Main Library mementos…quotes on the columns included!

Staff and Donor Recognition Event

This event is by invitation, for Library staff and supporters of the CommonSpark campaign.

The generosity of this community makes it possible to build a new Main Library to serve generations to come. This appreciation celebration honors that generosity.

Please note that Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health guidelines in place at the time of each event will be followed. 

One for the Books is made possible with support from:

Presenting Sponsor

Community Sponsor


Documentary Sponsor


Event Design


Make it a November to Remember!

Join five New York Times bestsellers and a global community of readers at the Library Foundation’s signature annual fundraiser on November 4, 2021.