NEA Big Read Lakeshore


Each November we participate in a reading program called NEA Big Read Lakeshore. This is a program created out of Hope College with the intent to get multiple communities to read the same book and discuss it. There is an adult book, middle school (tween) books, and a children's book selected that covers similar themes so everyone in your family can be a part of the conversation! Partial funding for our Big Read Lakeshore comes from the NEA Big Read, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. 

For more information on events taking place in our area, see the links below.  

NEA Big Read Lakeshore Website

NEA Big Read Lakeshore Facebook

Get involved in the Big Read Events!  

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi book cover with brief description of book

2023 Middle Read Lakeshore New Kid by Jerry Craft showing child looking at a book

The Door of No Return by Kwame Alexander the 2022 NEA Big Read Middle Read book cover and summary

2023 Little Read Lakeshore Change Sings by Amanda Gorman with young girl holding guitar

2023 Mini Read Lakeshore The More We Get Together by Celeste Cortwright with children playing