The Big Read – Update 2010
For the second year in a row, Hayward Public Library has been awarded a grant by National Endowment for the Arts to participate in a nationwide “one book” reading program known as The Big Read. The NEA has awarded the Library $20,000, which is the maximum grant amount. The award also includes high-quality promotional and learning materials produced by the NEA; free access to professionally produced public service announcements, short films, publicity materials, and other resources to support the program; and the opportunity for two staff members to attend the national Big Read orientation and training in Minneapolis, with all expenses paid by the NEA.
The program series will take place in Hayward during the month of April, 2010. The Library will lead a partnership which includes six Hayward area high schools, Chabot College, and all three of Cal State East Bay’s campuses, among many other organizations, to bring people of all ages and walks of life together to read and learn from the modern classic book, Bless Me Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya. This expanded partnership will bring The Big Read to a wider audience than the 2009 program by including communities throughout the greater East Bay Area, with Hayward as the hub of activity.
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