New Cities Join The Big Read

Second Group of 2007

In 2006, the NEA launched the pilot phase of the Big Read with only ten communities. By the end of 2007, nearly 200 communities will have participated in the national program. From January–June, 72 communities hosted Big Read celebrations from Enterprise, Oregon, to El Paso, Texas, to the nation's capital. Joining that group are 117 communities (listed below) that will host Big Reads from September–December 2007. For more information on these new communities, the books they're celebrating, and their calendar of events, please visit www.neabigread.org.

Ozark-Dale County Public Library
Ozark, AL
To Kill a Mockingbird

West Valley Arts Council
Avondale, AZ
To Kill a Mockingbird

Safford City - Graham County Library
Safford, AZ
Fahrenheit 451

Berkeley Public Library
Berkeley, CA
Their Eyes Were Watching God

County of Los Angeles Public Library
Downey, CA
Bless Me, Ultima

Will & Company
Los Angeles, CA
The Grapes of Wrath

Los Medanos College
Pittsburg, CA
To Kill a Mockingbird

Contra Costa County Library
Pleasant Hill, CA
Fahrenheit 451

Pleasanton Public Library
Pleasanton, CA
The Maltese Falcon

Cal Poly Pomona Foundation
Pomona, CA
Bless Me, Ultima

Rancho Cucamonga Public Library Services
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
To Kill a Mockingbird

Shasta Public Libraries
Redding, CA
To Kill a Mockingbird

Rural California Broadcasting Corporation / KRCB
Rohnert Park, CA
Fahrenheit 451

Adams State College
Alamosa, CO
Fahrenheit 451

Arapahoe Library Friends
Foundation, Inc.
Englewood, CO
Fahrenheit 451

Weld Library District
Greeley, CO
Bless Me, Ultima

Pinellas Public Library Cooperative, Inc.
Clearwater, FL
The Great Gatsby

Florida Center for the Book / Broward Public Library Foundation
Fort Lauderdale, FL
The Joy Luck Club

Alachua County Library District
Gainesville, FL
Their Eyes Were Watching God

Jacksonville Public Library
Jacksonville, FL
Their Eyes Were Watching God

Marion County Public Library System
Ocala, FL
Their Eyes Were Watching God

Golden Isles Arts and Humanities Association
Brunswick, GA
Fahrenheit 451

Muscogee County Friends of Libraries
Columbus, GA
To Kill a Mockingbird

Valdosta State University, Odum Library
Valdosta, GA
Their Eyes Were Watching God

Hawai'i Capital Cultural District
Honolulu, HI
The Joy Luck Club

Madison Library District
Rexburg, ID
My Ántonia

Aurora Public Library
Aurora, IL
My Ántonia

Spoon River College
Canton, IL
To Kill a Mockingbird

Beverly Arts Center
Chicago, IL
Fahrenheit 451

Center for Asian Arts and Media at Columbia College Chicago
Chicago, IL
The Joy Luck Club

DeKalb Public Library
DeKalb, IL
Fahrenheit 451

Rend Lake College
Ina, IL
The Joy Luck Club

Oak Park Public Library
Oak Park, IL
A Farewell to Arms

Orland Park Public Library
Orland Park, IL
The Maltese Falcon

Quad City Arts
Rock Island, IL
To Kill a Mockingbird

Sterling Public Library
Sterling, IL
My Ántonia

Harrison County Public Library
Corydon, IN
The Great Gatsby

Frankfort Community Public Library
Frankfort, IN
Bless Me, Ultima

New Castle-Henry County Public Library
New Castle, IN
The Great Gatsby

Hometown Perry, Iowa
Perry, IA
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

Kentucky State University
Frankfort, KY
Their Eyes Were Watching God

Houma Regional Arts Council
Houma, LA
To Kill a Mockingbird

Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance
Portland, ME
The Joy Luck Club

Harbel Community Foundation
Baltimore, MD
To Kill a Mockingbird

Community Foundation of Washington County MD, Inc.
Hagerstown, MD
To Kill a Mockingbird

Worcester County Library
Snow Hill, MD
Their Eyes Were Watching God

Towson University
Towson, MD
Fahrenheit 451

Attleboro Public Library
Attleboro, MA
Fahrenheit 451

Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association
Deerfield, MA
Fahrenheit 451

Detroit Public Library
Detroit, MI
Their Eyes Were Watching God

Escanaba Public Library
Escanaba, MI
The Maltese Falcon

Cromaine District Library
Hartland, MI
Fahrenheit 451

Ironwood Carnegie Library
Ironwood, MI
The Grapes of Wrath

West Shore Community College
Scottville, MI
Their Eyes Were Watching God

Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians
Suttons Bay, MI
The Joy Luck Club

Wayne-Metropolitan Community Action Agency
Wyandotte, MI
To Kill a Mockingbird

Carlton County Historical Society
Cloquet, MN
To Kill a Mockingbird

Park University
Parkville, MO
A Farewell to Arms

Lewis & Clark Library
Helena, MT
To Kill a Mockingbird

*

Lincoln County Public Libraries
Libby, MT
Their Eyes Were Watching God

Friends of Washoe County Library
Reno, NV
Fahrenheit 451

Northeast Cultural Coop
Amherst, NH
The Joy Luck Club

Center for the Book at the New Hampshire State Library
Concord, NH
Fahrenheit 451

Caldwell Public Library
Caldwell, NJ
The Age of Innocence

United Way of Salem County
Salem, NJ
To Kill a Mockingbird

Bernalillo County
Albuquerque, NM
Bless Me, Ultima

The Regents of New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, NM
Bless Me, Ultima

High Plains Writing Project
Roswell, NM
To Kill a Mockingbird

Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
Santa Fe, NM
Bless Me, Ultima

Dormann Library
Bath, NY
To Kill a Mockingbird

Brooklyn Public Library
Brooklyn, NY
To Kill a Mockingbird

Research Foundation for and on behalf of SUNY Fredonia
Fredonia, NY
Fahrenheit 451

Hudson Area Association Library
Hudson, NY
Fahrenheit 451

Research Foundation of SUNY on behalf of SUNY New Paltz
New Paltz, NY
Bless Me, Ultima

Columbia University in the City of
New York
New York, NY
To Kill a Mockingbird

Poughkeepsie Public Library District
Poughkeepsie, NY
To Kill a Mockingbird

Writers & Books
Rochester, NY
The Maltese Falcon

Westchester Arts Council
White Plains, NY
Their Eyes Were Watching God

Rutherford County Arts Council
Forest City, NC
Fahrenheit 451

Montgomery Community College
Troy, NC
The Joy Luck Club

Shakespeare Club-Lake Region Library
Devils Lake, ND
Fahrenheit 451

Dakota Prairie Regional Center for the Arts
New Rockford, ND
Fahrenheit 451

Toledo-Lucas County Public Library
Toledo, OH
To Kill a Mockingbird

Lawton Public Library
Lawton, OK
The Grapes of Wrath

Montgomery County Community College Foundation
Blue Bell, PA
To Kill a Mockingbird

Easton Area Public Library
Easton, PA
Fahrenheit 451

The Arts Council of Erie
Erie, PA
The Great Gatsby

Jump Street
Harrisburg, PA
To Kill a Mockingbird

Kittanning Public Library
Kittanning, PA
To Kill a Mockingbird

Susquehanna County Literacy Program
Montrose, PA
The Great Gatsby

Scranton Public Library
Scranton, PA
The Grapes of Wrath

Museo de Arte de Ponce
Ponce, PR
The Age of Innocence

RI Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Warwick, RI
Their Eyes Were Watching God

Charleston County Public Library
Charleston, SC
Their Eyes Were Watching God

Spartanburg County Public Libraries
Spartanburg, SC
The Great Gatsby

The Dixie Carter Performing Arts Center
Huntingdon, TN
To Kill a Mockingbird

YWCA Knoxville
Knoxville, TN
To Kill a Mockingbird

Rhodes College
Memphis, TN
To Kill a Mockingbird

Friends of Corpus Christi Public Libraries
Corpus Christi, TX
Bless Me, Ultima

Houston Library Board
Houston, TX
Bless Me, Ultima

Texas A & M University Kingsville
Kingsville, TX
Bless Me, Ultima

Cedar City Public Library
Cedar City, UT
Fahrenheit 451

Orem Public Library
Orem, UT
My Ántonia

Utah Arts Council
Salt Lake City, UT
Bless Me, Ultima

Vermont Arts Council
Montpelier, VT
The Maltese Falcon

Barter Foundation, Inc. d/b/a Barter Theatre
Abingdon, VA
Fahrenheit 451

Arlington Cultural Affairs Division
Arlington, VA
Bless Me, Ultima

Rockingham Library Assoc. (dba Massanutten Regional Library)
Harrisonburg, VA
To Kill a Mockingbird

King County Library System Foundation
Issaquah, WA
Fahrenheit 451

Pat Graney Performance
Seattle, WA
Their Eyes Were Watching God

Yakima Valley Libraries
Yakima, WA
The Grapes of Wrath

Martinsburg-Berkeley County Public Libraries
Martinsburg, WV
The Joy Luck Club

University of Wisconsin-Richland Library
Richland Center, WI
The Grapes of Wrath

St. Croix Falls Public Library/Festival Theatre
St. Croix Falls, WI
My Ántonia

Waukesha Public Library
Waukesha, WI
Fahrenheit 451

Marathon County Public Library
Wausau, WI
My Ántonia

The Wyoming Center for the Book, Inc.
Cheyenne, WY
My Ántonia