Knowledge Empowers Library Campaign

Knowledge Empowers Campaign

We know the right words are sometimes hard to find.

With that in mind, Partners for Peace began our Library Campaign in 2003. That year during Domestic Violence Awareness Month we donated books and materials about abuse to every library in Penobscot County. A year later, the Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence picked up the initiative and it became a statewide effort.

Today, our Knowledge Empowers Campaign is thriving. Our goal is to make information, outreach materials, and resources accessible to every child, youth, and adult in Penobscot and Piscataquis Counties. Recognizing the pervasive nature of the problem and the widespread need for information, we donate books that appeal to many different audiences—including children, youth, and adults—and that cover many different topics related to abuse, trauma, resilience and hope.

Throughout October, participating public, private, and school libraries display the selected books and materials.

Check out our 2021 Knowledge Empower Campaign selections as well as previous year’s selections and our suggested reading list.

2021 Selections:

  • Adult & Young Adult – The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
  • Children – The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires



If you have any questions, or you would like to know how to get involved with this campaign, please email Casey Faulkingham at