The Pennsylvania Humanities Council invites public libraries to apply for
Read About It!, a free book discussion series featuring five programs that appeal to popular interests in literature. This round of Read About It! is highly competitive. PHC is looking for applicants to address how Read About It! advances the library’s goals and the public humanities. Libraries new to and experienced with Read About It! are eligible to apply. Postmark deadline is Monday, May 16.
Libraries can choose from five programs. Pennsylvania Writers examines local authors and local issues. Detecting Women considers gender roles in the detective genre. Books on Screen studies film adaptations of popular literature. Facts in Fiction: The Civil War Era and American Life Stories cater to widespread interest in historical fiction and memoir, respectively.
Through four informal sessions with an expert discussion leader, Read About It! exposes readers across Pennsylvania to the reading and discussion of literature. The programs are open to all who love to read; no prerequisites or special knowledge is ever required to join a Read About It! group. Participating libraries will receive free copies of the books and films featured.
See what librarians are saying about Read About It!:
“…the PHC is the reason I can have adult programming, period. I have no time, money, or resources to create programs. I am very, very grateful to the PHC for creating the Read About It! program, which has had excellent response from our customers. It is the only free program for adults offered by the library itself.” – Kristin Smith-Gary, Tunkhannock Public Library
To apply, simply fill out an application and forward it to the PHC. Application materials and additional information can be accessed here.
Please visit the Frequently Asked Questions section for help with common questions. Contact the Read About It! coordinator, Jennifer Danifo, if you have questions. She can be reached at email@example.com, (800) 462.0442 or (215) 925.1005 ext. 110.
Pennsylvania Humanities Council, a nonprofit organization, inspires individuals to enjoy and share a life of learning. PHC’s statewide speakers bureau and packaged book discussion programs serve as resources for residents of Pennsylvania. PHC also offers grants which support humanities programs centered in the arts, history, literature and other humanities fields. One of PHC’s newest initiatives, Humanities on the Road is an arts and culture-themed TV show produced with PCN-TV. Visit www.pahumanities.org for more information.