Spoon River Reads

Spoon River Reads

SPOON RIVER READS is a district-wide community literacy project originally funded through the National Endowment for the Arts THE BIG READ project.  Each fall since 2007, the Spoon River College Foundation, Parlin Ingersoll Public Library, and over 25 community organizations, businesses and educational institutions have promoted a love of reading through book discussions, activities, events and celebrations.  Books selected include To Kill a Mockingbird, Fahrenheit 451, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, the Works of Edgar Allan Poe, My Antonia, and Our Town.  Spoon River Reads continues to be one of the district’s most popular outreach projects.

Spoon River Reads is currrently reading

The Grapes of Wrath

By John Steinbeck



 Spoon River Reads 2013


Check out the Spoon River Reads 2013 Calendar of Events.

For more information, call (309) 647-6260.

 Spoon River Reads 2012


 Spoon River Reads 2011

2011- MY ANTONIA by Willa Cather

 The Big Read 2007-2010

2010 - Raven Lunatics of Spoon River Country
2009 - Fahrenheit 451

2008 - The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

2007 - To Kill a Mockingbird



News & Events

Spoon River Reads
The Grapes of Wrath
All Spoon River Reads events are open to the public!

Spoon River Reads strives to bring the community together to read, discuss and celebrate great books!

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