Hosting Read ME

Read ME is structured to enable even the smallest, most rural libraries to participate. All that’s required is a commitment to making each of the featured titles available to their patrons.

To make participation even easier, MHC provides a number of tools for libraries to the share the books with their patrons, convene book discussions, host author talks, and more.

Program Branding

Let your patrons know you’re a Read ME participating library!

Program Description: Read ME is the Maine Humanities Council’s statewide summer reading program offered in partnership with Maine State Library and Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance. Each year a well-known Maine author recommends two titles by lesser-known Maine authors with libraries and their patrons participating in a summer of reading and discussing the featured books.

Share in your library, on social media, in your e-newsletter, on your website, etc.

Tag us @mainehumanities

Announcement Example:We’re happy to announce that (your library name) is a Read ME 2024 participating library! This summer’s featured books are Moon in Full by Marpheen Chann and The Road to Dalton by Shannon Bowring. We can’t wait to share all the exciting opportunities we have in store for joining Maine’s statewide summer read!

Please use the logos for any additional publicity materials you create.

Books & Authors

Tools for hosting book discussions and author talks, sharing the books with your patrons, and more.