Library Takeover Read-In

Celebrate March is Reading Month by taking over your library!

Whether you bring your own book or pull one out of the stacks, patrons of all ages are encouraged to stop by any JDL branch on March 1 during open hours, find a cozy chair or corner, and read the day away. Pajamas are encouraged!

2nd Annual African American Read-In

This Read-in is the nation’s first and oldest event dedicated to diversity in literature. Established in 1990 by the Black Caucus of the National Council of Teachers of English to make literacy a significant part of African American History Month, this initiative has reached more than 6 million participants around the world.

What is a Read-In? Read-Ins can be as simple as bringing together friends to share a book or as elaborate as arranging public readings and media presentations that feature professional African American writers.

Our Read-In will be followed by a performance of “Harriet Tubman,” a one-woman show by masterful storyteller, Miz Rosie.