Program News

20 Years of Harry Potter Magic

Plainfield-area artists of all ages are invited and encouraged to help celebrate Harry Potter by taking part in the 2017 Great Read community literacy program’s “20 Years of Harry Potter” art contest.

Also, join us Thursday, February 2, 2017 at the Joliet Public Library/Black Road Branch for the OPENING EVENTS of the 2017 Great Read program celebrating 20 years of Harry Potter magic.

  • Trivia and costume contests with prizes
  • Participants will be “sorted” into one of the four HP Houses for the trivia contest

About The Great Read

The Great Read was started in 2004 as Reading Across Plainfield to promote literacy, reading, conversation and community in the greater Plainfield area.

The program started in September 2004 with Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury’s science fiction classic about government censorship.

In 2008, Reading Across Plainfield was re-named The Great Read to encourage broader community participation, better reflect the areas served by the participating organizations and emphasize the program’s literary focus.

Click here for a list of previous Great Read books and themes.