Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. died April 4, 1968.
Yet even 50 years later, it is nearly impossible to calculate the immense impact of Dr. King’s Civil Rights activism, social and cultural leadership, and commitment to peace.
The 2018 Great Read community literacy program will honor Dr. King’s life and legacy with a series of programs and special events in February.
The Great Read is a consortium of public and private organizations promoting literacy, reading, conversation, and community in Plainfield and surrounding southwest suburban partner communities since 2004.
In Dr. King’s spirit of giving and peace, please bring canned goods or supplies to the Kickoﬀ and/or Finale events to beneﬁt Bags of Hope, Morningstar Mission of Joliet and St. John Food Pantry. Please visit www.greatread.org for a list of needed supplies and more information.
Throughout February, community members can also take part in a long list of Great Read-related programs and special activities at the Great Read’s participating libraries. Program information is posted on the Great Read website.
The 2018 Great Read is proudly presented by: the Plainfield School District 202; the Plainfield, Fountaindale, Joliet, Lemont, and White Oak public libraries; Joliet Junior College; Plainfield Township; and the Joliet Barnes and Noble store.
The 2018 Great Read is also supported by generous grants and in-kind donations from the Plainfield Foundation for Excellence, the Friends of the Plainfield Public Library, Plainfield Township, the Joliet Barnes & Noble, Voyager Media, WDCB Jazz Radio (90.9 FM) and participating libraries.
Please see The Great Read web site for more information about this year’s program: www.greatread.org