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April 9, 2009
Columbus celebrates reading
Get involved with a national campaign to encourage America to read!
In April & May, the Greater Columbus Arts Council (GCAC)—along with partners such as Thurber House, The Asian Festival, WOSU Public Media and The Ohio State University—encourage you to participate in a celebration called The Big Read, with events, discussion, online multimedia, and a visits with author Amy Tan (The Joy Luck Club).
The Big Read is designed to restore reading to the center of American culture. It's an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), partnered with the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and in cooperation with Arts Midwest.
The Big Read began after a 2004 NEA report found that fewer than half of American adults read literature. The study showed that literary reading was declining among all age groups, with the steepest decline in the youngest age groups.
Check out these links to get involved & get reading!
The Big Read
Reading lists, radio shows, video profiles, brief essays, and more.
Columbus Big Read events: columbusarts.com
GCAC's local arts calendar website, with Big Read events, including visits with author Amy Tan (The Joy Luck Club).
Need help finding a book? Got a question? Let the Grandview Library help you!
- Find a book using our catalog or call Circulation at 614-486-2951.
- Browse premium (Library card required) and recommended literature websites.
- Ask a Grandview Reference Librarian: 614-481-3776.
- Ask a Reference Librarian an online question any time.
- Get a Library card.
- Visit the Grandview Library, grab a book, and find a quiet, comfy spot to read!