The Mad River Valley Libraries are excited to bring the Vermont Humanities Council Vermont Reads program to the Valley. Each year the Humanities Council selects a book with multi-generational appeal, with themes that inspire and challenge and that lend themselves well toward building community connection through related programming. This year’s book is Brown Girl Dreaming, by Jacqueline Woodson, a beautiful memoir written in verse about coming of age during the civil rights movement.
As part of Vermont Reads the Mad River Libraries received 45 copies of the book. We are hopeful that these will be shared amongst hundreds of local readers. Many of the local schools are also featuring this book in classrooms and reading clubs. Through those activities and programs sponsored by the MRV Libraries, we have an opportunity for our whole community to be immersed in the same book and thinking about and sharing related ideas this winter and spring.