Frederick Reads

A Sense of Wonder

In 2015, Frederick Reads will highlight books and programs that celebrate the unusual, from the divine to the ridiculous. Join us in exploring the extraordinary in big and small ways, both in literature and in our community. We are currently soliciting ideas, and if you would like to make a suggestion, please head over to our Get Involved page.

Stay tuned for updates about Frederick Reads events and author visits. If you are interested in learning more about Frederick Reads and current and future events, follow us on Facebook and Twitter, check out our YouTube channel here, or take a look at our Upcoming Events page. If you would like to make a monetary donation, simply click the Donate button to the right. All donations are tax deductible.

Thank you.

About Us

Frederick Reads is a partnership among Frederick County Public Libraries and dozens of local organizations to foster a love of reading. This celebration is an opportunity to share an imaginative journey together through the pages of significant books. Join us as we explore a wide range of great reads, culminating with author visits, signings and special events throughout Frederick.

Our diverse picks include fiction, non-fiction and poetry, covering topics related to history, societal issues, culture, sports and much more. As we delve into themes within the books themselves, our cultural partners often expand upon these themes through a variety of venues. While wide-ranging, all Frederick Reads book selections share a common purpose, which is to provide a platform for broad exploration of multi-faceted issues that spark productive conversations in Frederick and beyond.

Most author events are free, underwritten by our partners as a gift to the public. Hotels and restaurants often offer special rates in support of Frederick Reads so that literature lovers from afar can join the locals.

Events take place at our public libraries, college campuses, theaters, restaurants, art galleries, and in many living room book club meetings. Please join us! Bring your ideas, critiques, and respect for many points of view.

See our Previous Events page to find out more about our history, or Upcoming Events to see what's happening next!

Through the prism of these book selections, we hope to spark constructive conversation about a topic that affects us all. On behalf of the committee, I invite you to join us!

—Elizabeth Cromwell
Chair, Frederick Reads