One Book Read City is a community-wide literacy initiative that gives elementary students in Knox County an opportunity to engage in reading the same classic children’s book. The goal of the One Book program is to encourage dialogue, foster reading at home, and bring businesses, non-profits, and schools together through events and activities centered around the book. In this inaugural year, students will follow a reading calendar and participate in a community wide scavenger hunt May 2 – 15.

Click here to view the reading calendar
Click here to view the scavenger hunt flyer

One Book Read City Partners:
Knox County Public Library
Friends of the Knox County Public Library
Friends of Literacy
University of Tennessee
Knoxville Chamber of Commerce
Knox County Council PTA
North Knox Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram
The Boyd Foundation
Powell Business and Professional Association
AA-Air Company
Fountain City Business and Professional Association
Home Federal Bank
REO Networking Group
Sharon Jennings
Priority Financial Solutions
Charles Pratt
Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial

One Book Read City Foundational Sponsors:
Mayor Glenn Jacobs and the Read City USA Program
School Board Representative Betsy Henderson
Knox Education Foundation
Knox County Schools

One Book Scavenger Hunt Locations:
Barnes and Noble
Rural Metro Fire Department locations
Food City
Knox County Public Library locations
Bradley’s Chocolates and Gifts
Beaver’s Dough Joe
Panther’s Dough Joe
Admirals Dough Joe
Burn’s Printing
Commercial Bank Powell Branch
Home Depot
Matlock Tire
N. Broadway Chick Fil A

Scavenger Hunt Location Map: