The Pioneer Library System has just completed its fifth Big Read. Thank you to everyone involved in supporting, promoting and implementing the many activities associated with this year’s Big Read: The Things They Carried
Author Tim O’Brien’s presentations at OBU in Shawnee on Wednesday night and at the Sam Noble Museum in Norman last night were attended and appreciated by capacity crowds. Long lines waited following the presentations to speak with the author and have their books signed.
We conduct our Big Read programs to encourage the reading of literature in Cleveland, McClain and Pottawatomie counties. We believe the reading of literature helps us to be better people and citizens – more understanding, more empathetic, more able to appreciate the complexity of issues, more willing to be involved. I can’t imagine a better message to convey the value of literature than that delivered by Tim O’Brien.
These presentations also provided an opportunity to celebrate the new Pioneer Library System Foundation. Grant writing and fund raising conducted through the Foundation made Tim O’Brien’s visit possible.
Long live books and public libraries and all they do to make our world a better place!
Anne Masters, Director
Pioneer Library System