Mayor Pauline Russo Cutter and the San Leandro City Council announced that the San Leandro Public Library has been awarded a sixth consecutive Big Read grant. A program of the National Endowment for the Arts, The Big Read seeks to broaden readers’ understanding of the world, their communities, and themselves through the act of sharing books. The San Leandro Public Library is one of 75 nonprofit organizations to receive the grant.
“This program promotes reading and literacy and brings San Leandrans together through a wide array of fascinating artistic and cultural programs,” stated Mayor Cutter. “Receiving this grant for an unprecedented sixth consecutive year is a testament to the ingenuity and hard work of our library staff.”
San Leandro’s 2016 book selection is The Maltese Falcon, a novel by acclaimed author Dashiell Hammett.
The 2016 Big Read will kick off in February 2016 and will continue through the months of March and April. More information about the 2016 program will be available starting in January 2016.