The Great Read
We are pleased to announce that the 2018 theme for The Great Read is "Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Life, a Legacy".
The Great Read has been promoting literacy,reading, and conversation in the community since 2004. This year’s Great Read is planned by the White Oak Library District and these partner organizations:
- Plainfield School District 202
- Plainfield Public Library
- Joliet Public Library
- Joliet Junior College
- Fountaindale Public Library
- Shorewood-Troy Public Library
- Lemont Public Library
Themed programs are being planned at each of the participating libraries, and a complete list of these events will be available at www.greatread.org soon. All programs are free of charge and open to the public, unless otherwise noted. Registration may be required. Check listings for details. In addition to the events at each Library, there are an Art Contest, a Kickoff and a Finale that all are invited to attend.
Create an original piece of art inspired by the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. Entries can be any medium (up to 2 feet in height and width with a weight limit of 5 pounds) or a digital presentation up to 2-1/2 minutes. More details to follow soon.
Previous initiatives include:
- 2017: Celebrating 20 Years of Harry Potter Magic
- 2016: Made In Illinois
- 2015: Pop Goes the Culture
- 2014: The World Wars: Pages in Time