The Big Read book giveaway!

PosterStop by Andersen Library for The Big Read’s Spark Reading! Free Book Giveaway on September 23, beginning at 8:00am. Free copies of Fahrenheit 451 (English or Spanish), and various other items relating to Ray Bradbury and The Big Read will be available. Quantities are limited and will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis.

The Big Read is a program created by the National Endowment for the Arts designed to restore reading and literature to the American culture. Through The Big Read, communities come together to read and discuss one of several selections from United States and worldwide literature.

In addition to celebrating literature in America, since its creation in 2006, The Big Read has awarded over 1,000 grants to a variety of non-profit organizations to support innovative reading programs in their communities.

If you are interested in participating in this year’s Big Read with us, September 21st marks the kick-off at Busy Barns Adventure Farm on HWY 12 in Fort Atkinson. The event runs from 11am – 2pm with plenty of activities for all ages to enjoy, including story time at 11:30am.  Admission to the kick-off is $8 per person over the age of 1.

The events this weekend and the book giveaway will help kick off The Big Read events held in Rock, Walworth and Jefferson counties Sept. 21 – Nov. 8.  Read along with us, Warhawks!  For more information about The Big Read, please visit

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