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Peoria Reads! is getting for its 15th annual read

The Big Read in Peoria is celebrating it’s 15th year. The program is funded with a $10,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Peoria Reads Program has selected the book: The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien for it’s Spring reading project that runs March to April. The co-chairs of the community reading project says the goal of is to broaden community understanding of ourselves and others through the joy of sharing a good book. Peoria Reads! is one of 75 nonprofit organizations to receive a grant to host a Big Read project.

Peoria Reads! will host a variety of community events and book discussions in March and April 2016.

Assistant Director of Peoria Public Library, Roberta Koscielski, co-chairs Peoria Reads! with Connie Voss, who is the Executive Director of Common Place.

Peoria Reads! partners: The Friends of Peoria Public Library, Bradley University, Illinois Central College, Peoria Public School District 150, American Legion Post 2 and Auxiliary Post 2, and Peoria Notre Dame High School.