NEA Big Read: Pretty Monsters
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 78 not-for-profit organizations to receive a grant to host an NEA Big Read project between September 2019-September 2020. 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, celebrate Pretty Monsters by author Kelly Link. A virtual kickoff event featuring the author will take place at 2 p.m. on Sunday, August 23 2020. Many more virtual events will take place through September 13, 2020. Register for an NEA Big Read event today and join us to discover the treasures your imagination digs up!
NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.
NEA Big Read 2019-2020
Beanstack NEA Big Read Challenge
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.
Craft Pack Videos
Follow along with these instructional videos and learn how to do the crafts inspired by Pretty Monsters. To receive a free craft pack complete the NEA Big Read Craft Pack Request form.
Campfire Stories & Crafts: Boondoggles
Campfire Stories & Crafts: Paper Sit-Upon Mat
Genie Bottle Craft: Paper Crane
Genie Bottle Craft: Hidden Wish
Upcycling Faery Handbag