The Gloucester Lyceum & Sawyer Free Public Library, Rockport Public Library, Manchester-By-The-Sea Public Library, and TOHP Burnham Library Essex are pleased to announce and launch a yearlong community reading program – Cape Ann Reads – designed around the creation of a single new original picture book!

A year of picture book themed workshops for families and adults are offered to encourage community creativity, regional collaboration and family literacy through picture books. All programs are free and open to the public.

In addition Cape Ann Reads is holding a children’s picture book contest! It is open to Cape Ann residents of all ages, students attending school on Cape Ann and people who work on Cape Ann. To learn more please check out the Cape Ann Reads website!