Read ME

A statewide summer reading experience

Lily King, 2020 recommending author


All participating libraries showcase and make available two books (one fiction—The Vigilance of Stars by Patricia O’Donnell, one nonfiction—Roughhouse Friday by Jaed Coffin ) recommended by Lily King (Writers & Lovers, Euphoria, Father of the Rain. The program will officially begin the week of July 13.

  • After registering, libraries can join the Read ME Facebook group.
  • Registered libraries will receive their books via USPS Media Mail

Author events

  • Jaed Coffin
    Wednesday, August 12 | 6pm | View the recording
  • Patricia O’Donnell
    Tuesday, August 25 | 6pm | 
  • These events will be held online and open to the state.

Book Groups

  • Towards the end of the summer season, MSL and MHC will offer a facilitated virtual book discussion for each of the featured books.
  • This will be open to all participating libraries. (Further details TBD)

Publicity Materials

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Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily
represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.