NEA Big Read LAKESHORE

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Our mission is to foster a culture where reading matters.

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Celebrating Black History Month: Young Adult Literature

February 7, 2023
As a celebration of Black History Month, each week a Hope College professor or student…
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Behind the Scenes Spotlight: Brooke Carbaugh

January 9, 2023
I am a senior English Secondary Education major at Hope College with a minor in…
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Behind the Scenes Spotlight: Shelly Arnold

January 3, 2023
Shelly has been with Hope College since 2003. Her main role is the office manager…
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Behind the Scenes Spotlight: Nancy Gately

December 26, 2022
Next up in our series, we have Nancy Gately. Nancy is a fifth-year senior majoring…
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Behind the Scenes Spotlight: Addie Wilcox

December 19, 2022
We’re starting a new series to feature all of our workers behind the scenes that…
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Takeaways from Circe

December 12, 2022
Part of the joy of the Big Read Lakeshore program is reading a book on…

Ways to Get Involved

Read the book

Our book's topics and themes are timely and relevant.

Attend our events

Our events offer a variety of perspectives, experiences, and angles on the book.

Interact with others

Our goal is that you listen and learn from others as well as sharing your own ideas and experiences.

Respond

Our community becomes stronger when you make positive changes in response to your interactions with the book.

Who is the NEA Big Read Lakeshore for?

Readers of all ages along the Lakeshore

Book clubs

P-12 students

College/University students

Teachers

Professors

Librarians

Library patrons

Senior citizens

Workplaces

Families

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