BEA Reads is an initiative to promote a sense of community surrounding literacy.
The first book chosen for this initiative was Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline in 2015.
The second book chosen was The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien in 2016.
The third book chosen is Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger in 2017.
The fourth book chosen is Wonder by R.J. Palacio in 2018.
The fifth book chosen is The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown in 2019.
You will find copies of the book available in regular print, large print, CD audiobook, and ebook at your local library.
If a copy is not available, please ask library staff to place a hold for you.
Most events associated with BEA Reads are free and open to the public.
Please contact any of the following people with your comments, suggestions and questions:
Heidi Schutt - Library Director, Muir Library - Winnebago, MN
Eva Gaydon - Library Director, Blue Earth Community Library - Blue Earth, MN
Elmore Public Library - Elmore, MN
Partners in this initiative include:
Blue Earth Community Library, Elmore Public Library, Muir Library-Winnebago, Blue Earth Area School District,
Friends of the Blue Earth Community Library, Friends of the Elmore Public Library, Friends of the Muir Library.
This program is made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through a grant provided by the Traverse des Sioux
Library Cooperative, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.