The Big Read

It's once again time for The Big Read!

Last year's community generosity enabled us to promote reading and literacy to families across our entire community by not only providing a book to every student in the district, but by giving students a chance to talk openly about the theme of belonging.

Three different books were offered in order to accommodate different reading levels, and community members were invited to read the books along with the students. One of the books offered was one in a series. The Primary School librarian reported many students coming into the library wanting to read the other books in the series as an excitement grew about reading. At the high school level, we were lucky enough to bring the Minnesota author of the book to Princeton to give several presentations about his experience growing up with tourettes syndrome. During the question and answer portion of one of the presentations, a young gentleman asked the author about how he got through that period in his life and what he tells others having a similar experience. He responded, β€œIt ends.” Another student shared that the book was the best he had ever read and that he himself has had the same struggle with tourettes syndrome. The Big Read was more powerful than we could have imagined, and it truly did bring the community together.

The Big Read 2019 is underway and once again ask for your support so that we can provide books to our students and continue to bring the community together through literacy. Please consider one of the giving options to support our students and this incredible program.

2019 Book Selections

Cover image of the book Balto
Cover image of the book South Pole Pig
Cover image of the book Dogsong

Reading Resources

During Love to Read month in February, Princeton Public Schools will host The Big Read. Every student in the district, Pre-K through 12, will have the opportunity to receive a book that explores the theme of "perseverance, tenacity and teamwork"

We invite you to read any or all of the books along with students. Reading a common book together will spark a community-wide conversation and will begin to establish a culture of literacy in every home.

Helps us fund The Big Read!

Donations welcome at the Princeton District Center, or checks can made payable and be mailed to:

District 477
706 1st Street
Princeton, MN 55371

Electronic donations can be made by visiting the Webstore.