In 2003, Silicon Valley Reads was started as a traditional "one book, one community" program that selected a book and invited all residents to read it. Over the years, Silicon Valley Reads has evolved into a more ambitious endeavor that uses books reflecting a provocative theme relevant to the region to encourage people to read, think, discuss and engage. Now, events are offered throughout Santa Clara County for all age groups and thousands each year participate in formal events and/or read the book on their own, with their family or with book clubs.
To encourage reading and discussion of selected books as a way to open community dialogue about provocative themes relevant to our region.
As a result of reading the same book(s) and talking about it, the diverse Silicon Valley community experiences new perspectives and understanding of important issues and values.
To promote reading, literacy, and the appreciation of good literature among all members of the community including non-traditional readers and those with limited literacy skills
To build community through open and lively dialogues about the ideas and themes of a selected book
To support education and lifelong learning, critical for Silicon Valley to maintain its leadership in creativity and innovation
Visit the Silicon Valley Reads calendar page for more information about upcoming events...