There will more than just books at the kick off to the 5th Annual Big Read next week. It's a community wide event at the Illinois Veterans Home.
More than 1,400 copies of "The Things They Carried" by Tim O'Brien were handed out this year.
Quincy Mayor John Spring and Justice Bob Cook opened the festivities, along with a performance from the Quincy Notre Dame band.
This year focuses on a book on the Vietnam War.
The Big Read campaign continues through October.
For more information on upcoming events go to www.quincylibrary.org.
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