NEA Big Read: Lab Girl
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 2020-September 2021. 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, the Orange County Library System, in partnership with Valencia College, celebrates Lab Girl by author Hope Jahren. Visit our locations for a free copy of Lab Girl and a take-and-make craft kit - available upon request and while supplies last! Many virtual events will take place from March 28-April 24, 2021. See scientist and author, Hope Jahren, discuss her book Lab Girl on April 17 from 12-1. 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.
This project was funded under the provisions of the DLIS Florida CARES act from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Florida's DLIS Florida CARES Act program is administered by the Department of State's Division of Library and Information Services. www.imls.gov
For FY2020-21 37.2% of the total cost for OCLS equipment, accessories, and services for virtual programs, events, and classes, as well as PPE and STEM Learning Kits ($64,689), is supported by Federal money;62.8% of this project ($109,311) is supported by local money. The total budget for this project is $174,000.
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NEA Big Read 2020-2021
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.
Take a StoryWalk®
StoryWalk® is an educational opportunity that invites families to stroll along a book posted along a popular walking path in the community. 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.