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EBR Mayor-President to Kick-Off One Book One Community on June 2

06/01/2012 08:32 AM

BATON ROUGE – East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Melvin “Kip” Holden, along with several community partners, will host a press conference at the North Street entrance of the Main Street Market in Baton Rouge at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 2, to officially launch the One Book One Community Summer Selection program throughout the Greater Baton Rouge community.


Holden will introduce the much anticipated summer book and the One Book One Community website, He will also speak about the upcoming community events to engage the Greater Baton Rouge community in a shared educational experience. From 8 a.m. to noon, One Book One Community volunteers will be selling copies of this year’s summer selection from a booth in the Art’s Market. The East Baton Rouge Parish Library’s new bookmobile will also be on display.


One Book One Community organizing sponsors include Baton Rouge Community College, LSU, Forum 35, East Baton Rouge Parish Library, Redstick Internet Services, Barnes & Noble, the Greater Baton Rouge Literacy Coalition and Macadam Cage Publishing.


Parking for the event is available in the Main Street Market garage located on the corner of Fifth and Main Streets in downtown Baton Rouge.   


For more information, contact Robin Kistler at 225-276-6378 or

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