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Enjoy classic movie “Wizard of Oz” at 2019 Great Read finale

Plainfield-area families are invited and encouraged to watch the 1939 classic film, “The Wizard of Oz” at the 2019 Great Read community literacy program’s finale on February 28, 2019.

The 2019 Great Read program celebrates the fantastic story that remains a worldwide touchstone for people of all ages nearly 120 years after Dorothy and Toto first stepped down the yellow brick road.

The 2019 Great Read Finale will start at 6:30 p.m. at the Plainfield Public Library, 15025 S. Illinois Ave., Plainfield. Admission is free. Attendees are strongly encouraged to dress up as their favorite character for a chance to win prizes.

As well, winners of the 2019 Great Read Art Contest winners will be announced and prizes awarded. Refreshments will be available. Books will be given to attendees while supplies last.

Community members can also take part in a long list of Great Read-related programs and special activities through February at the Great Read’s participating libraries. Program information is posted on the Great Read website.

The Great Read is a consortium of public and private organizations promoting literacy, reading, conversation, and community in Plainfield and surrounding southwest suburban partner communities since 2004.

PROGRAM BACKGROUND

The 2019 Great Read is proudly presented by: the Plainfield School District 202; the Plainfield, Fountaindale, Joliet, and White Oak public libraries; Joliet Junior College; Plainfield Township; and the Joliet Barnes and Noble store.

The 2019 Great Read is also supported by generous grants and in-kind donations from the Plainfield Foundation for Excellence, Plainfield Township, the Joliet Barnes & Noble, Voyager Media, and participating libraries.

Please see The Great Read web site for more information about this year’s program: www.greatread.org