St. Louisans love to read. The city was recently ranked the ninth most literate city in the U.S. So it's no surprise that Read St. Louis, the community wide reading intiative, is back for 2013. The program was developed by St. Louis County Library, St. Louis Public Library, and St. Charles City-County Library to encourage St. Louisans to read and discuss great books. At the core of the program is a belief that making reading fun, exciting, and educational will stimulate a passion for lifelong learning in all of us.
Each year, Read St. Louis showcases books selected by the libraries from several distinct categories. The participating libraries host events with each of the featured authors, along with a variety of programs, activities, and discussions designed around each book.
2013 Read St. Louis Selected Authors/Titles:
Distinguished Literary Achievement–Richard Ford, “Canada
Memoir–Cheryl Strayed, “Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail”
Fiction–Laura Moriarty, “The Chaperone”
Non-Fiction–Andrew Carroll, “Here is Where: Discovering America’s Great Forgotten History”
Children’s Literature–Mem Fox, “Yoo-Hoo, Ladybug!”
Read St. Louis events will kick-off on Friday, March 8, 7:00 p.m. when Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Richard Ford visits St. Louis County Library, Headquarters (1640 S. Lindbergh) to discuss his novel “Canada.”
For a detailed program guide including dates and locations for future Read St. Louis events, please visit www.readstlouis.org.