5 Ways to Participate in Read Brave: Our Climate Crisis

Dive in and get started with Read Brave: Our Climate Crisis right now!

1. Read the books!  

The Marrow Thieves and Climate Justice are available as a simultaneous read e-book on OverDrive through April 2020 — no hold lists, no wait! The Marrow Thieves is also available as a simultaneous use e-audiobook. Check out the books from the library’s catalog, including e-book and audiobook formats. 

Read the 2020 Read Brave books with Libby, the library's free, one-tap app for e-books! Watch a quick video tutorial to learn more about the app.


2. Discuss the books with your friends and family. 

    • Join a book club that is discussing the titles. All library locations will host at least one book club discussion featuring Read Brave titles. The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library has created a book club network where patrons can register their book clubs and learn about opportunities to join book clubs in their neighborhoods.
    • Join the library’s public Read Brave: Our Climate Crisis Facebook group and connect with your fellow patrons. Library staff members will moderate the group and share content on a regular basis.
    • Share a review or rate the books on the library’s online catalog. Learn how to add comments and review titles in the catalog.

3. Participate in a Read Brave program or activity.

Read Brave will launch November 20–21 and will conclude with events celebrating the 50th anniversary of Earth Day in April. The library will offer programs for all ages starting in January 2020. Patrons will be able to access monthly Read Brave program calendars via ReadBrave.org or at sppl.org/calendars beginning in December.

4. Learn about Our Climate Crisis with Civic Lab

Civic Labs are interactive displays that will be available at all library locations and online beginning in January 2020. Learn about our climate crisis and its local impact, as well as local solutions, with these interactive displays.

5. Share your #ReadBrave experience!

Tell a friend or family member about the program and encourage them to read the books and share their experiences on social media. We want to hear from you! Use the hashtag #ReadBrave. This can be as simple as sharing a selfie with the book jacket pictured.

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