Community Reads2019-04-15T12:14:05-07:00

Community Reads

ICA and the Inyo County Office of Education (ICOE) are excited to present the 11th annual Community Reads Program.  Details on this year’s events are being finalized.  Check back often as this page will be updated regularly.  

Join us for these upcoming events!  Click on the image for more information:

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2019’s featured books are available at Spellbinder Books in Bishop:

Calendar of events:

Congratulations to our Bookmark Design Contest winners!

Contest Rules:

  • Original artwork only. No traced, copyright, or clipart images.
  • Contest is open to all Inyo County residents. One entry per person.  In the case of multiple entries, only the first one received will be entered. 
  • One winner will be awarded from each age group. Winners will be determined by popular public vote.  Eligible entries will be published anonymously on ICA’s Facebook page:, and hung in the ICA theater.  The entry with the highest combined total votes will be the winner for each category.  Voting will be open March 18-24th.
  • Bookmark designs should measure 2.12” x 6.12” to allow for printing. Final bookmarks will measure 2” x 6”.  You may use the box on the form, or submit your own along with this form.  All entries must be clear and reproducible.
  • Winning designs become property of Inyo Council for the Arts. They will be printed and distributed as Inyo County Community Reads bookmarks available during the 2019 Inyo County Community Reads program.
  • By entering, each entrant and parent/legal guardian (if under age 18) accepts and agrees to be bound by the rules which will be final and binding. Winners agree to complete an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability Release, Publicity Release, and other legal documentation as necessary. 

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Community Reads 2018 celebrated ten years of promoting literacy and community through reading and art. The 2018 theme was “Kindness Counts: Celebrating Kindness, Civility, and Service in our Community.” The program featured a Community Dinner with local service organizations, events hosted by our partner service organizations, film screenings, and other free events like the Community Dinner in Lone Pine featuring storyteller Michael Katz, Family Art and Story Times, and a Storytelling Workshop. In addition to the many free community events offered, ICOE sponsored performances by storyteller Michael Katz in county schools, and purchased books for every classroom in the county.