Booth Library at Eastern Illinois University is a recipient of a $14,000 grant to host the National Endowment for the Arts Big Read. The NEA Big Read is designed to broaden our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book.
Booth Library is one of 84 nonprofit organizations selected to receive an NEA Big Read grant to support a community reading program between September 2020 and June 2021. The local NEA Big Read program focuses on the book "An American Sunrise," by U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo, the first Native American to hold the position. More information about the book is linked to the American Sunrise menu item above.
Many local programs are planned, including book discussions, performances, lectures, workshops and story times. The schedule of events will be updated throughout the year on the Programs link above.
"We are very fortunate to be able to present the Big Read program here in East Central Illinois," said Zach Newell, dean of Library Services. "So many community partners came forward to support this program, and we look forward to working with them all as we hold important discussions surrounding 'An American Sunrise.'"
For more information, contact Janice Derr, Big Read project director at Booth Library, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 217-581-7555.
NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.
Week of September 20 - September 26
Sunday: 12pm - 12am
Monday: 8am - 12am
Tuesday: 8am - 12am
Wednesday: 8am - 12am
Thursday: 8am - 12am
Friday: 8am - 5pm
Saturday: 9am - 5pm