Monday, July 20, 2009

The BIG Read

Three NEFLIN libraries have received Big Read grants by the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences (IMLS). The Big Read is an initiative from the National Endowment for the Arts designed to revitalize the role of literary reading in American culture by uniting communities and inspiring students to be lifelong readers.

  • Nassau County Public Library residents will be reading the Maltese Falcon
  • Putnam County Schools students will be reading The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • Suwannee River Regional Library residents will be reading The Call of the Wild

Each library system will use its grant money to sponsor a series of programs and events based on the book they have chosen. Here is a look at what Nassau will be doing.

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