NEA Big Read: The Call of the Wild
NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) designed to broaden our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book. Orange County Library System is one of 84 not-for-profit organizations to receive a grant to host an NEA Big Read project between September 2021-September 2022. Showcasing a diverse range of contemporary titles that reflect many different voices and perspectives, the NEA Big Read aims to inspire conversation and discovery. This year, Orange County Library System, in partnership with Valencia College, celebrates The Call of the Wild by author Jack London. Visit our locations for a free copy of The Call of the Wild, while supplies last. Many events will take place from January 9, 2022- February 9, 2022. Register for an NEA Big Read event today!
NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.
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Beanstack NEA Big Read Challenge
Download the Beanstack App and join our NEA Big Read Challenge. Beanstack is a free app and website for library customers to track their reading history and earn badges for participating in challenges online.
StoryWalk® is a way to enjoy the benefits of reading and the outdoors at the same time! Exercise your body and mind as you have fun reading the story and enjoying nature along the way.
Our book for this installation, The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry, will coordinate with the NEA Big Read event series.
The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. Storywalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.
Library Pop-up Horizon West StoryWalk®: Saturday, January 15, 2022, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., 16150 Pebble Bluff Loop, Winter Garden, FL 34787
Library Pop-up: Lake Nona StoryWalk®: Saturday, February 5, 2022, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Location - in Lake Nona at Laureate Park