The Great Read 2017

The Great Read Program 2017

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

Don't miss these Great Read events! 


Great Read Finale: Art Exhibit & Hogwarts Magic Show
Tuesday, February 28
5:30 p.m.: Art Contest Award Ceremony
6–7:30 p.m.: Magic Show
Fountaindale Public Library

Celebrate the Great Read’s Art Contest winners with an award ceremony and art exhibit. Afterwards, learn about the magic of Hogwarts during a special Harry Potter-themed magic show. Dress as your favorite witch or wizard, and be prepared to cast your own spells during this family-friendly show. Drop in; no registration required.



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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.