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Rep. Schock announces “Big Read” grant award for 18th District library

1 year, 2 months ago by Denise Donley

Quincy Public Library has been awarded $9000

Congressman Aaron Schock announced today that the Quincy Public Library in Quincy, Ill., has been awarded a $9000 grant through “The Big Read” program of the National Endowment for the Arts.  The program is designed to revitalize the role of reading in American culture by exposing citizens to great works of literature and encouraging them to read for pleasure. 

“Fostering a love for great American literature is a core goal of our nation’s system of public libraries. I am pleased that the Quincy Public Library was selected for this year’s ‘Big Read’ program grant, and I welcome all the people of the 18th Congressional District to renew their commitment to reading, particularly to our region’s children. Passing down an appreciation for the very best poetry, fiction, and short stories that have been written by America’s greatest authors is a top priority,” Schock said on the award announcement.

Award recipients will use the grant to develop unique programming that provides opportunities for local readers to discuss and celebrate one of 36 books identified for the program. Among the selected books are Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck, and the Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain.

Two other regional libraries were named in the grant announcement: Galesburg Public Library ($9,000) and Pekin Public Library ($3,100).

 


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