20 years ago, a boy named Harry Potter brought the magic of reading to millions of children and adults, and in turn did wondrous things for the worlds of books and movies. This February, The Great Read is celebrating the phenomenal impact of the Harry Potter books on literature and culture worldwide with a variety of programs and events for wizards and muggles of all ages. For more information, visit greatread.org.
The Great Read was created in 2004 to promote literacy, reading, conversation and community. This year’s Great Read is proudly presented by Fountaindale Public Library, Plainfield School District 202, Plainfield Public Library, Joliet Public Library, Shorewood-Troy Public Library, White Oak Library District, Lemont Public Library and Joliet Junior College.