Albion's Big Read is a program that aims to empower youth and bring communities together through shared reading experiences.

“...Albion’s Big Read captures the way that community is born out of beautiful ordinary acts: talking, listening, shaking hands, learning names, occupying space together, sitting next to one another, having a thing as simple as a physical book (that is, not even the story inside the pages) in common with one another.
Those acts are the work of community building.”
— Jess Roberts, Director of Albion's Big Read

Social Media

Check out our Facebook and Instagram @AlbionBigRead to learn more about our program, Leaders, partners, and events. Give us a shout out! #AlbionBigRead #AlbionGrit

Meet the Team

It takes an entire community to make Albion's Big Read possible. Click here to meet our 2016 Leaders, college volunteers, committee, and sponsors. 


Albion's Big Read has made several appearances in newspapers, online articles, and other publications. Click the link to read local and national news about our program.

2016 Photo Gallery

Albion's Big Read begins long before October. View our 2016 Photo Gallery to get fired up all over again about our summer workshops and October events.