Book Groups

Libraries across Maine are participating in Read ME, our statewide summer read offered in partnership with Maine State Library. This summer’s program features Sigh, Gone by Phuc Tran and Beneficence by Meredith Hall.  We have multiple copies of both books  for patrons to borrow starting June 1st


Summer Program Kick-off on Maine Calling 
Friday | June 3, 2021 | 11:00 am – 12 noon | Click here for a recording of the event!

Online Author talk with Phuc Tran (Sigh, Gone) Tuesday | July 12, 2021 | 7:00 – 8:00pm | Register now

Online Author Talk
 with Meredith Hall (Beneficence) Thursday | August 25, 2021 | 7:00 – 8:00pm | Register now

Read ME is a statewide summer reading program offered by the Maine Humanities Council and Maine State Library that gets Maine’s adults all reading the same books. 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.2022’s featured books—recommended by Christina Baker Kline—are Sigh, Gone by Phuc Tran and Beneficence by Meredith Hall. The Maine Humanities Council is a statewide non-profit that uses books, poetry, and big ideas to bring people together to discuss issues of importance. MHC programs and grants encourage critical thinking and conversations across social, economic, and cultural boundaries.