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Spark a Change

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Spark a Change in your community

Spark a Change is a systemwide initiative that invites all residents to spark curiosity and inspire change in ourselves and our communities.

Each year, Pioneer Library System identifies a critical topic in our community and selects title(s) that address that topic. This year's Spark a Change theme is resiliency and will feature two titles:

  • From Scratch: A Memoir of Love, Sicily, and Finding Home by Tembi Locke | In-person discussions: April 20, 21, 22. More detail can be found by exploring our events calendar.


  • The Ride of Her Life: The True Story of a Woman, Her Horse, and Their Last-Chance Journey Across America by Elizabeth Letts.


Spark a Change includes any or all of the following activities, all centered around one main theme:

  • Read the selected title(s)

  • Engage with the author(s) as they tour the library system

  • Participate in programming, book discussions, and hands-on activities led by experts

  • Explore the topic more in-depth through other library resources


Spark a Change is intended to inspire you into action, reflection, exploration, or discussion - we're here to support whatever it is that gets you involved in becoming the change you want to see in the world!

Ways you can explore this year's Spark a Change theme of resiliency:

  • Join the Spark a Change Challenge beginning September 1!

  • Resiliency in your everyday life/living for the weekend

  • Raising resilient children

  • Financial planning for resiliency

  • Ask your librarian for resources to foster resiliency in yourself and in your community!