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About Westmont Reads

Discover and share the magic of fairy tales with us this winter during Westmont Reads! We invite the Westmont community to connect through this shared reading experience. Our Westmont Reads book for 2018 is Grimms’ Fairy Tales by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, with separate editions for children and adults.

Pick up a free copy of Grimms’ Fairy Tales beginning Wednesday, January 3 (for adults) and Saturday, January 13 (for youth) during our kick-off party (see details on page 3). We invite you to attend programs centered on the stories to enhance your reading fun! Copies of the books will be available while supplies last.

About the Book

Grimms’ Fairy Tales is a collection of folk and fairy tales by the German brothers Jacob (1785–1863) and Wilhelm (1786–1859) Grimm. The “brothers Grimm” wanted to preserve Germany’s heritage through traditional stories. Published in 1812 and 1814, the collection included some of the best-known fairy tales of all time. The stories featuring giants, elves, witches, princesses, and magical beasts have delighted children and adults for generations.

Eleven stories are included in the children’s edition we have selected, including favorites alongside lesser known but equally delightful stories. The book is printed in easy-to-read type and accompanied by original illustrations. In the edition for adults, readers will enjoy classics such as “The Frog Prince” and “Hansel and Gretel” while also finding new favorites.

Events

Read & Participate

Youth Reading & Activity Challenge

Pick up a bookmark with four fun reading and activity goals, beginning Saturday, January 13 at A Grimm Celebration: Westmont Reads Kick-Off Party in the youth department. Finish the goals as you read the stories, then turn in the completed bookmark for prizes.

The Westmont Reads Challenge is open to pre-readers, grade schoolers, and teens.

Adult Fairy Tale Character Bracket

Will you choose Cinderella, Snow White, Rapunzel, or, maybe even, Faithful Johannes? Join us in creating a Grimms’ character bracket that will determine who is Westmont’s favorite character. Vote for your Grimms’ Fairy Tales character during Westmont Reads to receive a raffle ticket and be entered to win prizes from the library!

Youth Readalikes and Adaptations

Teen Readalikes and Adaptations

Adult Readalikes and Adaptations