About The Big Read

Last Updated: Tuesday, 09 June 2020

“There are precious few opportunities for people of different ethnic backgrounds, economic levels or ages to sit down together and discuss ideas that are important to them. This project provides that opportunity."
                - Nancy Pearl, Washington Center for the Book



Our community’s first Big Read event took place in 2005, inspired by a program sponsored by the American Library Association and the Washington Center for the Book. Now, at this unprecedented time of coronavirus, economic stress, and a growing demand for social justice, Dayton Metro Library and the Dayton Daily News again invite the community to read, contemplate, and discuss a single thought-provoking book: Me and White Supremacy. 

You can view past books chosen for The Big Read over the years here.