News Stories

Albion's Big Read has a presence throughout local media outlets year round. Check out the links and photos below to read more about the NEA grant, our 2016 Big Read Leaders, local partnerships, and more. Stories are listed by date with the most recent publication at the top. Click the green text to open a link to the online articles.

APRIL 2017 - "National Endowment for the Arts Quarterly Newsletter - Spring 2017"

JANUARY 30, 2017 - "Albion, Michigan reads Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451"
We would like to thank the NEA for another beautiful feature! This one shares photos and quotes from the 2016 Final Report we submitted in November. The final report provides a detailed summary of our local partnerships, October programming and events, and the overall impact that this shared reading experience had on our community.

NOVEMBER 2016 - The photos and articles below appeared in the ArtsMidwest 2016 End of Year Report.

NOVEMBER 18, 2016 - "Author Rita Williams-Garcia Closes Albion Big Read 2016"

OCTOBER 27, 2016 - The two articles below were featured in Albion's local newspaper, The Recorder

OCTOBER 20, 2016 - The two articles below were featured in Albion's local newspaper, The Recorder

OCTOBER 14, 2016 - "Dom Flemons Wants Americans to Go Back and Fetch Their History"

OCTOBER 7, 2016 - "Albion's Big Read Commences With Holland Park Event"

OCTOBER 6, 2016 - The article below was featured in Albion's local newspaper, The Recorder

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SEPTEMBER 29, 2016 - The two articles below were featured in Albion's local newspaper, The Recorder

SEPTEMBER 23, 2016 - "The Big Read Is Warming Up"

SEPTEMBER 9, 2016 - "Former Softball OF Helps Prepare Big Read Leaders"

AUGUST 18, 2016 - The article below was featured in Albion's local newspaper, The Recorder

JULY 28, 2016 - The article below was featured in Albion's local newspaper, The Recorder

JUNE 27, 2016 - "Albion Launches Second NEA Big Read Grant"

JUNE 2, 2016 - The article below was featured in the Albion E-News

JUNE 8, 2016 - "Albion-Homer United Way: Investing in Albion & Homer Communities"

MAY 11, 2016 - "NEA Brings 'The Big Read' Back to Albion"

APRIL 4, 2016 - "Second Big Read Likely to Catch Fire"

FEBRUARY 2016 - The article below was featured in Albion's local newspaper, The Recorder
In February 2016, Albion's Big Read quilt was officially displayed in the Albion Community School library. Local 6th, 7th, and 8th graders decorated squares with words and drawings that share what they enjoy about books, authors, and reading. We would like to send a special thanks to Micki Ogilbee for sewing the quilt squares together and completing the 11-foot quilt!