Library Awarded 5th Big Read!


The Columbia College Chicago Library has been selected to once again participate in The Big Read, a national initiative from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). This award is the Library’s 5th Big Read award.

The Library was awarded a $15,000 grant to “broaden our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book.” Columbia Library’s “Big Read” selection is Brother, I’m Dying, the 2007 award-winning memoir by Haitian-American novelist Edwidge Danticat. The book chronicles the intergenerational sacrifices immigrants often make to create a better life in America for their families.

A series of programs and events will kick off in Spring 2019 with a keynote address by Danticat.

To learn more about the award and initiatives planned so far, please visit: 


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