In conjunction with the Orange Library Association, Assemblywoman Annie Rabbitt (R,C,I-Greenwood Lake) would like to encourage all residents to take part in the association’s Orange Reads Poe. The month-long event is part of The Big Read, an initiative supported by the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services and Arts Midwest, to foster increased appreciation of reading across the country.
“This summer I have been reading the author Joy Fielding along with some of the great books from this year’s Summer Reading Challenge. I am proud that this year dozens of students, from elementary school to high school, have participated in the challenge and hope that next summer more schools will encourage summer reading by participating,” said the assemblywoman.
As an avid reader, Assemblywoman Rabbitt promotes reading throughout the year and has been an advocate for increased usage of public libraries. The Orange Library Association’s Big Read will kick off in October with events planned throughout the county’s 17 public libraries. The theme of this year’s Big Read is Edgar Allan Poe, who was a cadet at West Point from 1830 to 1831.
Orange Reads Poe is sponsored by Orange Library Association, which raised matching grant funds provided by the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information about the free events, lectures, and performances, please contact your library.