What a great year. The Maltese Falcon proved very popular among adults in the community but we had a lot of fun events for children as well. I just sent the final report to the granting agency for the NEA. The Big Read was either the sponsor or a partner at 46 events and the book was promoted at these events to over 25,000 citizens of the county. Thank you NIU especially for the plug at Homecoming and the ads at all home games. There were 399 discussions at the high schools, libraries and private book clubs throughout the county as well attended by 1223 people. Next year we are doing Tom Sawyer so be prepared for some fence painting!
Big Read Final Report