May 9, 2023

RML is hosting viewing parties for All Iowa Read 2023 virtual author visits in the RML Community Room.

  • Join us on Tuesday, June 13 at 7pm for a virtual visit with Sequoia Nagamatsu, author of the 2023 All Iowa Reads adult book winner, How high we go in the dark.
  • Wednesday, June 14 at 2pm, join us for a virtual visit with Niki Smith, author of the 2023 All Iowa Reads kids book winner, The golden hour.
  • Join us again on Thursday, June 15 at 4pm to meet virtual with Angeline Boulley, author of the 2023 All Iowa Reads teen book winner, Firekeeper’s daughter.

Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions at the end of each virtual session.

Established in 2003, the purpose of All Iowa Reads is to foster a sense of unity through reading. Iowans are encouraged to come together in their communities to read and talk about a single book title in the same calendar year. All Iowa Reads consists of three programs, each with one title chosen per year: adults, teens ages 12-18, and kids ages 8-12.

Libraries, book clubs, schools and other local organizations are encouraged to sponsor discussions of the titles. See the information below for current and past selections as well as materials including book reviews, discussion questions, author bios, and publicity materials to help libraries and groups prepare successful discussions.

Contact Robey Memorial Library at (563) 568-4424 or with questions.