One School, One Book

Read Along With Us Starting January 11, 2021

You are invited to join along with our entire elementary school as we read The One and Only Ivan, by Katherine Applegate, over the course of 3 weeks. Videos of teachers, school staff, high school students, and other community members reading the book in both English and Spanish can be found at so that students and families can read along at home. For more information, contact our librarian Athena Pelly at 509-586-7577.

We're launching our 2nd Annual One School, One Book program, beginning January 11, 2021! Look for more updates soon.

Families of each Finley Elementary School student are being provided with a copy of The One and Only Ivan, a children’s novel by Katherine Applegate. This book distribution and subsequent community-wide read along is part of the One School, One Book program, which encourages parents to read aloud to their kids at home.  Copies of the book were provided to families in English, Spanish, and Russian as requested.