The Big Read

Our speaker this week was Suzanne Schwichtenberg. Adult Services Librarian with the Lewis and Clark County Library. Suzanne told us about this year’s Big Read, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts. The NEA Big Read broadens our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book. Managed by Arts Midwest, this initiative offers grants to support innovative community reading programs designed around a single book. Lewis and Clark County Library has received this grant 10 years in a row.
A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K Le Guin is the book selected for the Big Read this year. Lewis and Clark County Library has put together an amazing series of activities, programs and lectures for all ages to explore this book. The calendar of events is available at  Free copies of the book are available at the library. Suzanne provided copies of the book to all of our members present at the meeting.