Over 1,000 individuals participated in the National Education Association “Big Read: Griffin-Spalding Reading Together” by taking part in the Big Read’s programs and events geared around the book “Station Eleven”.

“We received positive feedback from community members, teachers, students and parents who participated, said Amanda Chambers, Griffin-Spalding Library’s outreach and engagement librarian Amanda Chambers. “Thank you for your support of the Big Read; without you none of this would be possible.”

Emily St. John Mandel’s fourth novel, “Station Eleven”, tackles a post-apocalyptic world where a super flu has wiped out the majority of the population. Mandel explores how our world would change in the face of a major collapse.

For the Griffin-Spalding Library’s participation in the event, 684 “Station Eleven” books were bought and 614 books were distributed. The library also hosted 17 events, programs and book discussions.

“The Griffin-Spalding County Library and the Griffin-Spalding County School System will continue to partner to increase family and community engagement with literacy throughout Griffin Spalding,” Chambers said.