St Johns Reads 2016

“To Kill A Mockingbird” Chosen for Community Wide Reading Project

The St. Johns County Public Library System is pleased to announce that it has chosen a true classic for the February 2016 community-wide reading project called “St. Johns Reads.” Harper Lee’s novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, is sure to be a crowd pleaser for this year’s program.

This is the 11th year that the Library System has hosted St. Johns Reads. As in past years, a variety of programs will be staged at all library locations throughout the month of February, highlighting the lasting literary and cultural impact of To Kill a Mockingbird. Events will include book discussions, films, and presentations that will touch upon the many themes covered in Lee’s tale of Jim Crow justice set against the mysteries and wonderment of a 1930s southern childhood.

The month will culminate on February 27th with “To Kill a Mockingbird: An Evening with Scout presented by St. Johns Reads,” a screening of the 1962 film version of the book at the St. Augustine Amphitheater and an appearance by Mary Badham, the actress who played the character of Scout in the movie. She will be discussing her on-set experiences, her lifelong friendship with Gregory Peck and the continuing impact of the novel and film.

To read To Kill a Mockingbird and to learn more about St. Johns Reads 2016, contact your local library or visit our website at