Letters to the Editor

'The great joy of reading outstanding literature'

How very fortunate Fresno County citizens are to be exposed to this second year of the Fresno County Library program, "The Big Read."

I have been entertained and intellectually stimulated by the 100 events, starting off with the appearance by author Amy Tan, Feb. 12, at Fresno City College, held in Fresno County communities.

Our community has been so honored by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Fresno Arts Council to be one of only seven national offerings. Last year the book was "To Kill a Mockingbird," and for 2007, "The Joy Luck Club."

A big thanks to library coordinator Jeanne Johnson and the entire staff for encouraging the great joy of reading outstanding literature. May we be so lucky to be designated for a third year. Read on!

Beverly Higgins