There are many ways in which individuals like avid readers, librarians, and teachers can participate in the The Big Read: One Book/One Community program.
- Read the book and discuss with friends, family, colleagues, book clubs, classes…and the list goes on…
- Share your story
- Attend a Reading and Discussion Group
- Serve as a Reading and Discussion Group Leader
- Share information with others
- Train students to be discussion leaders and moderators
- Research the author
- Write the next chapter — what happened later?
- Compare and contrast novel with play or film
How can your business contribute? From small business, to large corporations, all industries can easily get involved.
- Advertise the program within your company
- Encourage employees to read the book
- Encourage employees to attend a Reading and Discussion Group
- Encourage employees to attend a related program
- Host a Reading and Discussion Group within your organization
- Host an Online Discussion
- Plan or host a related program in the workplace designed to discuss key issues raised in the selected book
- Recruit and train Discussion Group Leaders from your company
- Underwrite copies of the Discussion Guide for community distribution
- Purchase copies of the book for members of your organization
- Purchase or underwrite copies of the book for other organizations
- Underwrite a related program or a speaker event
- Link to The Big Read: One Book/One Community webpage from your webpage
- Advertise the program externally, through your own mailers, signs, billboards, websites, newsletters, account notices, etc.
- Underwrite promotional products