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Quincy Public Library receives grant to continue The Big Read program

QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) - Have you been looking for a good book lately? Well, you could get another free one thanks to a grant the Quincy Library just received.

Quincy Public Library received a $9,000 grant from the National Endowment of The Arts to continue its Big Read program this fall. 

Officials say The Big Read is like a community book club where everyone reads a chosen book.

Organizers say the event helps bring the community together through reading. 

"If you see someone else reading the same book you're going to strike up a conversation," Organizer Katie Kraushaar said. "You're going to want to talk about it and that promotes that interaction of the community. You know, you may see someone who is 20 years older than you are or 20 years younger than you are that's reading the same book."

The Big Read will kick off on September 11 and the book this year is The Maltese Falcon.

The Library will also participate in The Little Read this year and hand out two different kids books for various age groups.

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