The Big Read Blog (Archive)

ROADSHOW AND TELL

July 20, 2009
Washington, DC

The three-peat Big Readers at the Vigo County Public Library in Terre Haute, Indiana, most recently hosted a celebration of Jack London's The Call of the Wild. The library's project comprised five libraries, including one in Illinois, and 21 schools ranging from elementary to college. Not only were 54 book discussions on the agenda, but the calendar of events also featured 31 public programs, including a Call of the Wild sinfonietta concert, an animal adoption event, and story times for young readers on everything from the Artic to wolves to the Iditarod.

From top: "John Thornton" and "Buck" were on hand to greet guests at The Big Party for The Big Read kickoff event (photo by Mark Cameron);  the library's The Call of The Wild table took second place in Arts Illiana's  annual TableScapes contest (photo by LeRaye Cameron); local artist Laura Mason sketched pets for guests at the kickoff event (photo by Mark Cameron).

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