Read ME toolkit

Resources for participating libraries

in partnership with Maine State Library


Share that you’re a participating library

Hosting a Read ME event with one of the featured authors or books? 

  • Let us know! We’ll add it to the MHC event calendar.
  • Program description (For sharing in a press release or other publicity.)
    Read ME is a statewide summer reading program offered by the Maine Humanities Council and Maine State Library that gets Maine’s adults all reading the same books. Each year a well-known Maine author recommends two titles by lesser-known Maine authors with libraries and their patrons participating in a summer of reading and discussing the featured books. 2021’s featured books—recommended by Gerry Boyle—are Mill Town by Kerri Arsenault and Mainely Power by Matt Cost.The Maine Humanities Council is a statewide non-profit that uses books, poetry, and big ideas to bring people together to discuss issues of importance. MHC programs and grants encourage critical thinking and conversations across social, economic, and cultural boundaries

About the books (can be shared digitally or printed and displayed in your library!)

Digital images for book discussions and author talks (Use for Facebook Events, websites, and other digital uses)

Physical flyer templates for book discussions and author talks (Just enter date/time, add your logo, and print!)


  • Summer Program Kick-off on Maine Calling 
    Friday | June 4, 2021 | 11:00 am – 12 noon | Listen on Maine Public
  • Author talk with Kerri Arsenault (Mill Town)
    Thursday | July 15, 2021 | 6:00 – 7:00pm | Watch the video
    Facebook Event Coming
  • Author Talk with Matt Cost (Mainely Power)
    Thursday | August 19, 2021 | 6:00 – 7:00pm | Join on Zoom
    Facebook Event Coming