15 October 2012
KOKOMO, Ind. — Indiana University Kokomo will host bestselling author Beth Hoffman for a free talk about her book, "Saving CeeCee Honeycutt," at 7 p.m. Friday, October 19, in Havens Auditorium.
Hoffman's book is the 2012 Howard County Reads selection, chosen by representatives of the IU Kokomo Library, the Kokomo Howard County Public Library and the Greentown Public Library.
Rhonda Armstrong, dean of the Library, is pleased to be part of the Howard County Reads partnership.
"We are just delighted to welcome Beth Hoffman to our campus, and to the Kokomo community," Armstrong said. "We anticipate her visit here will be just as enjoyable as reading her book. Our library is proud to participate in this effort to promote a love of reading and a sense of community."
Each year, the libraries accept community nominations for Howard County Reads, then a committee of community volunteers and librarians reviews nominations, to choose one book that is well-written, character-driven, and interesting to a variety of readers. The libraries then host book discussions and events related to the chosen book. This is the ninth year for Howard County Reads, and the second year a grant from the Symposium Club of Kokomo has made it possible to bring the author to Kokomo.
Tickets to Hoffman's presentation are free, and are available at the IU Kokomo Library, the Greentown Public Library and all branches of the Kokomo-Howard County Public Library. She will sign copies of her book after the presentation. Copies will be available to purchase.
For more information go to www.howardcountyreads.org
Indiana University Kokomo serves north central Indiana.