NEA Big Read Lakeshore

Big Read Event Lecture on The Giver with Dr. Salah on November 7th at 7 PM

Wednesday, November 7th @ 7:00-9:00 PM

Banquet Room

To celebrate the Big Read Lakeshore reading program, the library will be hosting a lecture given by Dr. Christiana Salah, an English professor at Hope College. She will be speaking about the book “The Giver”, the Big Read title chosen for middle school. She will also be speaking about the movie adaptation of “The Giver”. All are welcome to attend.


Each November we participate in a reading program called NEA Big Read Lakeshore. This is a program created out of Hope College with the intent to get multiple communities to read the same book and discuss it. There is an adult book, a middle school (tween) book, and a children's book selected that covers similar themes so everyone in your family can be a part of the conversation!

There are dozens of events planned each November. These events take place across the participating cities (many happen in Holland and a few right here in Zeeland!). Please look at the Big Read Lakeshore Facebook page for more information on these events. They are also posted on the Big Read Lakeshore Website, but they are mixed in with the other Hope College events on that page. Links below. 

NEA Big Read Lakeshore Website

NEA Big Read Lakeshore Facebook

2018 Big Read Book Selections

Adult Book Selection

This year's Adult book is Station Eleven, by Emily St. John Mandel. 

Tween Book 

This year's Tween book is The Giver, by Lois Lowry.

Children's Book

This year's Children's book is Blackout, by John Rocco.