40 East Simmons Street, Galesburg, Illinois 61401 (309) 343-6118
Presenting a community-wide read
Imagine a future with no appreciation for the past. Where books are outlawed and television has replaced reality. This is the world of
Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451.
Learn More at the NEA website
"The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts, designed to revitalize the role of literature in American culture and to encourage citizens to read for pleasure and enlightenment." The Big Read is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.
Altered Book Workshop
Give new life to old books! Drop in anytime from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 25 for this free form art and craft session. We provide the tools, books, and embellishments--you bring the creativity! Free and open to all ages; registration encouraged but not required. Register at Reference by calling 343-6118 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interested in attending a book discussion? We have several book discussions scheduled, just check our calendar or call the Galesburg Public Library. If you are interested in hosting your own book discussion, please contact the Galesburg Public Library at 343-6118 for materials and assistance.
The Big Write Reception
A reception for winners, entrants, friends, family, and the community will be held on Saturday, April 27, at 2:00 pm at the library. Refreshments will be served and the winners will have the opportunity to read their entries. Everyone is welcome. Click here for more information.
Sandburg Days Festival of the Mind
Starting April 17, 2013, Sandburg Days Festival of the Mind activities begin. From family friendly musical entertainment to the Chicago-based Marc Smith Poetry Slam, this year's Festival will have something for everyone. Check the calendar for more details.Participating Libraries
Blandinsville-Hire Library District
Cambridge Public Library District
Carthage Public Library District
Colchester District Library
Clover Public Library District
Galva Public Library District
Galesburg Public Library
Greig Memorial Library
Hamilton Public Library District
Henderson County Public Library District
John Mosser Public Library District
Keokuk Public Library
Knoxville Public Library
La Harpe Carnegie Public Library District
Nauvoo Public Library
Maquon Public Library District
Ransom Memorial Public Library
Toulon Public Library District
Village of Avon Public Library
Victoria Public Library
Warren County Public Library
Williamsfield Public Library District
Where to get copies of the book
Copies of Fahrenheit 451 and Reader’s Guides may be found at the Galesburg Public Library starting in March 2013 or at other participating libraries.
Please contact the Galesburg Public Library for all of your The Big Read questions.