Read ME

Library toolkit

Program description

Read ME is a statewide community read offered in partnership between the Maine Humanities Council and Maine State Library offer. Each year a well-known Maine author recommends two titles by lesser-known Maine authors. After a summer of reading and discussing the featured books, libraries and their patrons are invited to participate in a culminating event on August 29 with all three authors.

For 2019, recommending author Tess Gerritsen has chosen Paris Was the Place by Susan Conley and After the Eclipse: A Mother’s Murder, a Daughter’s Search by Sarah Perry.

Discussion questions

Social media

  • Facebook Event photo
    Creating a Facebook Event for your Read ME program? Here’s an official Read ME image to use as the cover photo. Remember to add us as a co-host of your event so we can help spread the word!
  • Example author talk Facebook Event names
    Author Talk: Susan Conley
    Author Talk: Sarah Perry
  • Example Facebook Event names for other events
    Community Read: Susan Conley –or- Community Read: Paris Was the Place
    Community Read: Sarah Perry –or- Community Read: After the Eclipse
  • Instagram photo
    Letting your patrons know about Read ME on Instagram? Here’s a Read ME image sized just for that.
  • Helpful tips
    1. Remember to tag us when sharing your Read ME news and images on social media! (You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @mainehumanities.)
    3. #MaineHumanities is our hashtag on Instagram and Twitter.
    4. Maine State Library is on Facebook @MaineStateLibrary and on Twitter @MaineStLibrary.
  • Example Facebook post
    “We’re so excited to be part of the @mainehumanities and @MaineStLibrary Read ME statewide community read!”
  • Example Instagram post
    “We’re so excited to be part of the @mainehumanities and Maine State Library Read ME statewide community read! #MaineHumanities”
  • Example Twitter post
    “We’re so excited to be part of the @MaineHumanities and @MaineStLibrary Read ME statewide community read! #MaineHumanities”
  • Facebook Group
    This year we are hosting one Read ME Facebook group. This group is open to the public and we not only encourage all of YOU to join the group, we hope you’ll encourage your patrons and Read ME participants to join it, too! We will be better this year about regularly posting discussion questions, highlighting and linking to any of your events (book groups, etc), encouraging digital discussions, and all of that good stuff.

Poster templates