'Big Read' comes to Scotch Plains Public Library, thanks to $5K grant

Published: Tuesday, July 10, 2012, 10:48 AM     Updated: Tuesday, July 10, 2012, 10:49 AM

Scotch Plains Public Library as received a grant of $5,000 to host The Big Read for Scotch Plains and neighboring communities. The Big Read is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts designed to restore reading to the center of American culture. The Big Read is managed by Arts Midwest. Scotch Plains Public Library is one of 78 not-for-profit organizations to receive a grant to host a Big Read project September to June 2013. The Big Read in Scotch Plains will focus “In the Time of the Butterflies,” by Julia Alvarez. Activities will take place in May and June of 2013, with lead-up programs and events occurring from October through April 2013.

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