Big Sky Reads – Book Clubs
Big Sky Reads is our way of supporting book clubs and readers. We provide $500 stipends to book clubs for trained discussion leaders, author visits, book shipping, marketing, and other costs that enhance the humanities value of a program.
Rachel Rawn, director of the Havre-Hill County Library, says, “Big Sky Reads made it possible for us to purchase 20 copies of each book we read for our Winter Reading Series this year, 80 books in total. One of the books we read was the 2017 winner of the Montana Book Award, The Wonder of Birds. Thanks to the money from the Big Sky Reads program and our Friends of the Library, we were able to pay for the author Jim Robbins to travel to Havre from Helena, and discuss his book with us in person. Jim was wonderful and everyone who came to the discussion had a great time.” You can find Big Sky Reads events in your area by searching our calendar or joining our Facebook group.