Vermont Reads

A Statewide Community Reading Program

Vermont Reads

A Statewide Community Reading Program

2018 will mark the 16th year of the Vermont Reads program, in which the Vermont Humanities Council invites citizens across the state to read the same book and participate in a wide variety of community activities related to the book’s themes.

Over 200 different Vermont towns, cities, and villages have participated in Vermont Reads to date. Schools, libraries, service organizations, churches, businesses, or other community-based organizations can start by filling out a brief application.

Image of Jacqueline WoodsonWoodson to visit Burlington October 23, 2017

VHC brings award-winning author Jacqueline Woodson to Burlington for a free public talk. Woodson will discuss her reading and writing process and the journey to some of the books she’s published. More about the event.

Vermont Reads 2018

Bread and Roses, Too by Katherine Paterson

This historical novel tells the story of the 1912 “Bread and Roses” labor strike in the Lawrence, MA textile mills as seen through the eyes of a young Italian-American girl and a runaway boy. Learn more about Vermont Reads 2018.

Vermont Reads 2017

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

This beautiful memoir of the author’s childhood is written in verse. It tells the story of a young person finding her voice, while examining the strength of family bonds. Learn more about Vermont Reads 2017.

Vermont Reads Supporters

The Vermont Humanities Council is grateful to the major partners that support Vermont Reads.

Since 2007, Vermont Reads has been generously underwritten by Renewable NRG Systems of Hinesburg, Vermont (formerly NRG Systems).

VHC is also grateful for the generous support of the Jack & Dorothy Byrne Foundation.

Vermont Public Radio is VHC’s media partner; each year VPR presents several days of Vermont Reads programming.