Maryland Humanities Council

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How to Participate


Get the Book & Join in!

Pick up a copy of the book at your local public library or bookstore and start up a conversation with your family, friends, co-workers, or even the person sitting next to you as you ride the bus or train. This is your chance to take a moment and have a meaningful conversation with an old friend or make a new one. Reader's and Teacher's guides will be made available in the summer.

We invite you to join Honorary Chair, Maryland's First Lady Katie O'Malley, and thousands of other Marylanders at one of the many book discussions and related programs happening around the state in September and October. Check the OMOB calendar or "like" OMOB on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @MDHumanities to learn about upcoming events, including the author tour, September 28 to October 1

Download a Reader's Guide

Download a Teacher's Guide

Become a Partner

Organizations across Maryland are invited to participate in One Maryland One Book by planning free public programs related to the theme and topics of The Distance Between Us. Partners include schools, businesses, nonprofits, libraries, universities, churches, correctional facilities and other interested organizations. Sign up today!

One Maryland One Book Online Participation form

Fill out our online form or return the 2014 Program Partnership Form to Andrea Lewis via mail (108 W. Centre Street, Baltimore, MD 21210), fax (410-685-0795) or email (


Author Tour & Program Funding

Each year, MHC invites Maryland organizations to co-host stops on the statewide author tour. The author is available for a limited number of official tour stops, so the application process is competitive. MHC also provides funding support to libraries, nonprofit organizations, and governmental agencies, as well as secondary and postsecondary schools, to foster creative public programs across the state. Please note that this year's deadline has passed.


To download jpg versions of the OMOB and MD Center for the Book Logos, visit the 'News & Resources' portion of our website.

Free materials such as the Readers' Guide, poster, and bookmarks are available to participating organizations while supplies last.


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Support One Maryland One Book Via Text Message!
It takes a lot of resources—time, creativity, money, and manpower—to produce Maryland's statewide reading and discussion program! You can make a difference. Donate $10.00 to cover the cost of donating one copy of the annual One Maryland One Book selection to a public school classroom or library (message & data rates may apply). Click here for full details.