The Big Read Blog (Archive)

Sam Weller

Washington, DC "Read" by flickr user markhillary The 2011-2012 Big Read grantees were announced this morning , which means it's time to start gearing up for our sixth season of the program. As always, we look forward to seeing how our 76 grant recipients will use creative new ways to engage their...
Moline, Illinois You can't miss The Big Read at Moline Public Library! Photo courtesy of Moline Public Library One of the original Big Read book selections, Fahrenheit 451 continues to be a popular choice for communities around the country. Lisa Williams, Adult Services Coordinator for Moline...
Sam Weller poses with his biography on Ray Bradbury during a visit to San Antonio Public Library's Big Read of Fahrenheit 451 this past February . Here's my not-so-secret literary crush Ray Bradbury on why we should read novels (from an interview with the NEA). Because we are trying to solve the...