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NEA Big Read LAKESHORE

We believe reading matters.

“Our mission is to foster a culture where reading matters in Ottawa, Allegan, and Muskegon counties.”

2023 marks our 10th anniversary!

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Enemies in the Orchard

February 6, 2024
By Greta VanDenend The author of Enemies in the Orchard is Dana Vanderlugt, an ‘01…
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Reflections on Leading Multiple Book Discussions

December 27, 2023
By Hannah Lever I was fortunate enough to be involved in four different community discussions…
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Power in Sharing Stories: the Lynda Lowery Lecture

December 6, 2023
By Nellie Wilcox On Monday, November 20, Lynda Blackmon Lowery presented at Hope College, and…
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Reflections on the Jerry Craft Event

December 6, 2023
Andrew Silagi: On Tuesday, November 14, author and illustrator Jerry Craft spoke at Hope College…
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Thoughts on Home and Yaa Gyasi’s Book Talk

November 17, 2023
By Kelsey Sivertson What’s the origin of your last name?  I like this question. It’s…
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Byron Borger’s Bookshelf

November 13, 2023
As part of Byron Borger’s lecture on Thursday, November 9, he mentioned, quoted, or read…

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

NEA Big Read Lakeshore and Little Read Lakeshore Sponsors