What is Book-to-Action?

Book-to-Action takes the traditional book club a step further and moves it into the community with a service opportunity related to the book’s themes. This Fall we’ll be reading $2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America by Kathryn J. Edin and H. Luke Shaefer. Participants will be able to volunteer at a service project with The United Way of Wood County. There will be additional programs centered around the themes of the book, all free and open to the public.


September 25th, 6:30 pm -Cost of Poverty Experience
This hands-on poverty simulation allows participants to role play through various scenarios, based on real-life examples.Registration required.

October 3rd, 7 pm -Healthy Eating on a Budget
Jeannie Wagner, Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator/Program Coordinatorfor Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center will provide an educational presentation offering tips for stretching food dollars.

October 9th, 7 pm -Book Discussion
An engaging discussion of $2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America. Come share your perspective and thoughts on the book.

October 17th, 7 pm -Author Visit
Way Library welcomes $2.00 a Day author H. Luke Shaefer for a presentation on his eye-opening account of the hidden poverty in America. Dr. Shaefer will also discuss the importance of dignity as a fundamental building block for the well-being of people.

Service Opportunity (off-site)
Project Connect, United Way of Wood County
October 18th, 9 am -3 pm, St. Mark’s, Bowling Green. For more information about volunteering, please call (419)874-3135, x112

Copies of $2.00 a Day will be available for checkout at the Circulation Desk by September 1st.