About

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Mission:

Our mission is to spark conversation, find common ground, and foster learning and discovery in Plymouth, MN by rallying readers around a single book.

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Goals:

  • Build compassion by challenging readers to heed another’s experience
  • Revive and revel in the joy of reading
  • Celebrate the diverse cultures and beliefs in Plymouth
  • Provide high quality, fun opportunities to come together
  • Cultivate pride in Plymouth—for the City, library, businesses, organizations, and all residents

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Book Selection Criteria:

  • Reflects the mission and goals of Plymouth READS in an appreciable way
  • Well-written and readable, with broad appeal
  • Available in multiple formats – audio, eBook, large print, etc.
  • Multifaceted themes that inspire supporting events to further engage and add context
  • Preference for:
    • An author with a Minnesota connection
    • A living author who can speak at Literary Night of Primavera: Springtime Celebration of the Arts

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Partner Organizations:

Plymouth READS is a partnership between the Friends of the Plymouth Library, the City of Plymouth, the Plymouth Arts Council, and Hennepin County Libraries.

LuAnn Svendsen, chair of the Plymouth READS Committee with author Lucie Amundsen (2018)
LuAnn Svendsen, chair of the Plymouth READS Committee, with author Lucie Amundsen (2018)

Get Involved!

Recommend a book for next year’s program! Just fill out our Readers Recommend form.

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