Nacogdoches Public Library is a recipient of a grant of $13,800 to host the NEA Big Read in Nacogdoches. An initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest, the NEA Big Read broadens our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book. NPL is one of 78 nonprofit organizations to receive an NEA Big Read grant to host a community reading program between September 2019 and June 2020. The NEA Big Read in Nacogdoches will focus on Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea. Activities will take place in October 2019 and will culminate with the annual Dia de los Muertos Fiesta on November 2nd. Copies of the book will be distributed throughout the summer with related events taking place October 2019. Nacogdoches Convention & Visitors Bureau and Nacogdoches Historic Sites have provided letters of support for the grant and several other organizations and businesses have committed to co-hosting events.