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Family, Alumni, & Community

You don't have to be an incoming student at K-State to participate in our common reading program. Here are some things you can do with your friends and family.

Read the book

  • Purchase a copy online or from your local bookstore.
  • Borrow a paper copy from your public library.
  • Borrow an eBook (both Kindle and Adobe ePUB) of the book from Sunflower eLibrary (public library card required).


  • Initiate a conversation with your incoming student about the book.
  • Start a book discussion or use Ready Player On in your book club. You can use the ideas listed on our faculty resource page or come up with your own questions.


  • Check your local library for video games and console rentals
  • Host an 80s party
  • Host a movie screening of films from the books 

Do you have an idea you want to share? Email us at ksbn@k-state.edu and we’ll add it to the list.

~Adapted from Planning Your Community-Wide Read Guide, American Library Association

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