The Big Read will return to Christian County with the novel, Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones, thanks to a $15,000 grant from the National Endowment of the Arts.
According to a news release, since 2006, the National Endowment for the Arts has funded more than 1,600 NEA Big Read programs, providing more than $22 million to organizations nationwide. There will be activities planned throughout the program period, including with the Arts Council, the Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library, Museums of Historic Hopkinsville- Christian County, Christian County Public Schools, Hopkinsville Community College and Planters Bank. Events will take place from October through November.
Executive Director Margaret Prim says, “The impressive level of involvement through our community partners is instrumental for our continuing success. The Pennyroyal Arts Council and community partners will provide thoughtful and fun programming while also strengthening community bonds.