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The NEA Big Read


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NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest that offers grants to support innovative literacy and community programs. The NEA Big Read broadens our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book.

A great book combines enrichment with enchantment. It awakens our imagination and enlarges our humanity. It can offer harrowing insights that somehow console and comfort us. Whether you’re a regular reader already or making up for lost time, we thank you for joining us for the NEA Big Read.

The NEA Big Read awarded grants totaling more than $1 million to 77 nonprofit organizations between September 2016 and June 2017. The Volusia County Public Library system received a $15,000 grant.

Jane Chu, chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, said: “I have the opportunity to travel around the country and see the way the arts can inspire, allow for reflection, and create new experiences. I look forward to the creative ways these 77 organizations will bring their communities together around a great work of literature through their participation in the NEA Big Read.”

The NEA Big Read program offers grants to support innovative community reading programs designed around a single book. The Volusia County Public Library has selected F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby” as its NEA Big Read title.



“The Great Gatsby” may be the most popular classic in modern American fiction. Since its publication in 1925, Fitzgerald's masterpiece has become a touchstone for generations of readers and writers, many of whom reread it every few years as a ritual of imaginative renewal. The story of Jay Gatsby's desperate quest to win back his first love reverberates with themes at once characteristically American and universally human, among them the importance of honesty, the temptations of wealth, and the struggle to escape the past. Though “The Great Gatsby” runs to fewer than 200 pages, there is no bigger read in American literature.

The system’s 13 library branches and other venues will host book discussions, author talks, theatrical events and music programs in January and February 2017. The branches also will show the film versions of the book, schedule children’s programs and performances of an original play written by Karen Poulsen, and promote many other community programs.

All NEA Big Read programs are free and open to the public.

For more information visit NEABigRead.org.

Get Ready to Roar!


Great Gatsby Graphic
Graphic by Mary Whiting
January 7, 2017

Celebrate the NEA Big Read and “The Great Gatsby” with the Volusia County Public Library – 1920s style.

Beginning Jan. 7, 2017, the system’s 13 branches will hand out free copies of “The Great Gatsby” and a calendar of events for the NEA Big Read program, which runs through Feb. 21. Visitors at each library branch may enter a drawing to win a prize basket that includes a copy of the book, the film and other gifts from community merchants. Each branch will select its winner on Feb. 20. Other activities at each branch include 1920s crafts and coloring sheets, photo booth with props, and scavenger hunts. Visit volusialibrary.org for locations and branch hours.

Main Events

Roaring Twenties Kick-Off: What Makes Gatsby Great?


Jackson R. Bryer
Jackson R. Bryer
Keynote Speaker Jackson R. Bryer
2 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017
Stetson University, Stetson Room
421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand

“Who is this Gatsby anyhow?” Tom Buchanan asks in “The Great Gatsby.” There’s no easy answer to his question. The wildly wealthy Jay Gatsby is an enigmatic and idealistic dreamer who is lost in a fantasy world. While he embodies the American dream, he is doomed by his obsession with Tom Buchanan’s wife, the beautiful and selfish Daisy.

Jackson R. Bryer, one of the nation’s foremost authorities on “The Great Gatsby” and other works by F. Scott Fitzgerald, will share insights based on decades of research.

Bryer is professor emeritus of English at the University of Maryland, where he taught undergraduate and graduate courses for 41 years. He is also the co-founder and president of the F. Scott Fitzgerald Society.

Among the books he has authored, edited or co-edited on Fitzgerald are “Approaches to Teaching Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby” (2009), “Dear Scott, Dearest Zelda: The Love Letters of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald” (2002), “New Essays on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Neglected Stories” (1996), “The Critical Reputation of F. Scott Fitzgerald: A Bibliographical Study” (1967; 1984),” “The Short Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald: New Approaches in Criticism” (1982), “F. Scott Fitzgerald: The Critical Reception” (1978), “Dear Scott/Dear Max: The Fitzgerald-Perkins Correspondence” (1971), and “F. Scott Fitzgerald in His Own Time: A Miscellany” (1971).

Participants may pick up a book and program, take a snapshot in a 1920s photo booth, enter a prize drawing, and test their knowledge in a trivia contest.

Relive The Speakeasy: Great Gatsby Celebration


Rose Shlyam Grace & Curtis Rayam Jr.
Rose Shlyam Grace & Curtis Rayam Jr.
4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017
Cinematique Theater
242 S. Beach St., Daytona Beach

Take a musical journey through the Jazz Age with pianist Rose Shlyam Grace and tenor Curtis Rayam, both professors with Bethune-Cookman University's School of Performing Arts and Communication.

Experience anew the music of some of the great artists of the 1920s – Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Bessie Smith, Mamie Smith, Jerome Kern and George Gershwin.

Wear your 1920s Gatsby-inspired costume for a contest, pick up a book, take a picture with an antique car from the 1920s, and take part in prize drawings and a trivia contest.

Grace and Rayam will present a second concert at 3 p.m. Feb. 12, at the Daytona Beach Regional Library, where they will celebrate music from the Golden Age of Jazz, Broadway and American art songs.

The Golden Age of Radio: On the Radiola


Karen Poulsen
Karen Poulsen
This is an original play written for the NEA Big Read

2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017
Port Orange Regional Library
1005 City Center Circle, Port Orange
2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 21 and 22
DeBary Hall Historic Site
198 Sunrise Blvd., DeBary
7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 28 and 29
Museum of Arts & Sciences
352 S. Nova Road, Daytona Beach

Local playwright Karen Poulsen pays tribute to the beginning of the Golden Age of Radio with her original play, “On the Radiola.”

Join Frank (Wes Jones) and Flora (Jeanna Carley) in 1919 and 1920 as they entertain listeners with an amateur radio station. The fun begins when friends Lila (Jennifer Kinsey) and Jack (Spencer Meehl) come up with their own ideas for broadcasting. Eventually Flora and Lila’s obsession with F. Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda Sayre lead to wild adventures On the Radiola!

Performers: Wes Jones, Jeanna Carley, Jennifer Kinsey, and Spencer Meehl

Performers: Wes Jones, Jeanna Carley, Jennifer Kinsey, and Spencer Meehl

Muse to Madness: The Life of Zelda Fitzgerald


Zelda Fitzgerald & Debra Conner
Zelda Fitzgerald & Debra Conner
2 to 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, 2017
Port Orange Regional Library
1005 City Center Circle, Port Orange
2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017
Stetson University, Stetson Room
421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand

The lovely and spirited Zelda Fitzgerald was her husband’s inspiration and a novelist in her own right. Together the couple personified the Roaring Twenties, appearing at the best parties from New York to Paris. But the socialite, called “the first American flapper” by her husband, had a dark side. She struggled with mental illness, was repeatedly institutionalized, and died in a hospital fire while awaiting electroshock therapy in 1948.

Actress and writer Debra Conner will portray Zelda, telling the story of her glory and her disintegration. She will take her guests on a journey, recounting Zelda’s life as wife and muse to one of America’s greatest writers. It is, as one writer described it, “the saddest story you’ve ever heard.”

Conner began portraying Emily Dickinson in 1997, thanks to a fellowship from the Endowment for the Arts. Since then, she has added in-character portrayals of Zelda Fitzgerald, Margaret Mitchell, Margaret Blennerhassett, Edith Russell and Dr. Mary Edwards Walker to her repertoire.

“It’s my best chance to be a famous writer,” she claims.

As a writer, Conner conducts workshops and residencies in creative writing. She has a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Virginia and a master’s degree in creative writing from Warren Wilson College.

Gasping for Greatness: What Makes ‘The Great Gatsby’ a Great American Novel?


Kurt Curnutt
Kurt Curnutt
2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017
Ormond Beach Regional Library
30 S. Beach St., Ormond Beach

“The Great Gatsby” wasn’t well received during F. Scott Fitzgerald’s lifetime. The 1925 novel about the excesses of the Roaring Twenties didn’t register with desperate Americans as they entered the Great Depression. It was out of print when the author died in 1940 but rose to popularity in the coming decades, becoming an American classic and required reading in many high school English classes.

Kirk Curnutt, a professor and chair of English at Troy University in Alabama, will explain how “The Great Gatsby” captures the idealistic nature of the American psyche and continues to appeal to readers of all ages.

Curnutt lives in Montgomery, the city in which Fitzgerald first met Zelda Sayre in July 1918. A passionate devotee of all things Fitzgerald, he is vice president of the International F. Scott Fitzgerald Society, managing editor of its annual Fitzgerald Review, and a board member of the Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum in Montgomery.

In addition to publishing several critical studies of American fiction, including the Cambridge Introduction to F. Scott Fitzgerald (2007) and a forthcoming study of the 1970s, Curnutt has written three novels, the most recent of which is “Raising Aphrodite.” He has published essays on figures both literary (William Faulkner and Gertrude Stein) and musical (the Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson and Fleetwood Mac) and co-directs the annual Alabama Book Festival.

Book Discussions

The Great Gatsby


F. Scott Fitzgerald’s masterpiece, “The Great Gatsby,” tells the story of Jay Gatsby’s quest for love and money through the eyes of his New York neighbor in 1922.

Read the book, put on your thinking cap, and share your insights during these book discussions:


  •   Jan. 18: 10 a.m. at the Deltona Regional Library, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona 32725
  •   Jan. 21: 10 a.m. at Sweet Marlays’ Coffee, 214 S. Beach St., Daytona Beach 32114
  •   Jan. 21: 5 p.m. at the 95 and Vine Wine Shop, 1655 Dunlawton Ave., Suite 5, Port Orange 32127
  •   Jan. 24: 10 a.m. at the New Smyrna Beach Regional Library, 1001 S. Dixie Freeway, New Smyrna Beach 32168. Watch the film and stay to discuss the book and the movie.
  •   Jan. 25: 5:30 p.m. at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Willie Miller Instructional Center (Building 331), 600 S. Clyde Morris Blvd., Daytona Beach 32114
  •   Jan. 28: 10 a.m. at the Boston Coffeehouse, 109 E. New York Ave., DeLand 32724
  •   Jan. 28: 2 p.m. at Panera Bread, 1310 W. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach 32174
  •   Jan. 31: 3:30 p.m. at the DeBary Public Library, 200 N. Charles R. Beall Blvd., DeBary 32713
  •   Feb. 1: 10 a.m. at the DeLand Regional Library, 130 E. Howry Ave. DeLand 32724. Local playwright Ann Magaha will lead this discussion.
  •   Feb. 1: 1:30 p.m. at the Lake Helen Public Library, 221 N. Euclid Ave., Lake Helen 32744
  •   Feb. 1: 2 p.m. in the Daytona Beach Shores City Council Chambers, 3048 S. Atlantic Ave. Daytona Beach Shores 32118
  •   Feb. 7: 5:30 p.m. at the Ormond Beach Regional Library, 30 S. Beach St., Ormond Beach 32174
  •   Feb. 8: 4 p.m. at the Bahamian Club, 4150 S. Atlantic Ave., New Smyrna Beach 32169
  •   Feb. 9: 11 a.m. at the Daytona Beach Regional Library, 105 E. Magnolia Ave., Daytona Beach 32114
  •   Feb. 14: 11:30 a.m. at the Daytona Beach Regional Library, 105 E. Magnolia Ave., Daytona Beach 32114
  •   Feb. 15: 10:30 a.m. at the Port Orange Regional Library, 1005 City Center Circle, Port Orange 32129
  •   Feb. 21: 10 a.m. at the Schnebly Recreation Center, 1101 N. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach 32118

Chapter Chat: Online Book Club


Teens and adults can join the Chapter Chat group at VolusiaLibrary.org and post in the discussion folder from Jan. 15 to Feb. 11.

Presentations

Articulating Gatsby



Jan. 2 - Jan. 31 , 2017
Thomas C. Kelly Administration Center
123 W. Indiana Ave., DeLand, FL 32720

The ARTiculating Gatsby exhibit is one of many events brought to you by the Volusia County Public Library and the National Endowment for the Arts as part of the NEA Big Read program, which focuses this year on the novel The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Ten Florida visual artists have rendered reflections of the 1920s or the novel.

Just for fun

Jazzmatazz storytime: 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, at the DeBary Public Library. Toddlers and preschoolers can listen to stories and make some jazzy music.

1920s Jeopardy: 2 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, at the New Smyrna Beach Regional Library. Brush up on the Roaring Twenties for this fun competition. Teams will be formed on the day of the program.

What’s cooking at the library? 2 to 3 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23, at the Deltona Regional Library. Librarians will make finger foods and hors d’oeuvres – 1920s style. Reservations are required; call

  386-789-7207
option 4

Poetry Slam – 1920s Redux: 4 p.m. Jan. 24 at the DeBary Public Library. Enjoy readings from Harlem Renaissance and Jazz Age poets in addition to participants’ own Gatsby-era creations. Free pizza will be provided.

Dancing with the librarians: 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, at the Deltona Library. Try out some dances with a Jazz Age flavor.

Orlando Circus School: 2 p.m. Feb. 4 at the Port Orange Regional Library. Children in grades K-5 can learn 1920s circus skills, including plate spinning and juggling, from Orlando Circus School performers. Registration is required; call

  386-322-5152
option 5

Coloring and chocolate-dipped spoons: 11:30 a.m. Feb. 6 at the Ormond Beach Regional Library. Join the staff for coloring and hot chocolate, made even sweeter with chocolate-dipped spoons. Bring an antique spoon.

Party Like It’s 1920: 3 p.m. Feb. 8 at the Deltona Regional Library. Teens can join the staff for trivia, games and crafts inspired by the Jazz Age.

The Great Gatsby cakewalk: 6 p.m. Feb. 8 at the DeLand Regional Library. Listen to music from the 1920s, play games and eat some cake.

Charleston dance program: 2 p.m. Feb. 17 at the Port Orange Regional Library. Learn the lively steps to this fun dance, which was popular in the 1920s.

Grand Hotels of Florida

Ormond Beach Hotel

Ormond Beach Hotel

2 p.m. Jan. 26 at the New Smyrna Beach Regional Library

If Tom and Daisy had stayed in a hotel in Florida, what would they have experienced? Zach Zacharias, senior curator of education at the Museum of Arts & Sciences, will share information about the grand hotels of Florida: Breakers Palm Beach, the Biltmore Hotel of Coral Gables, Lakeside Inn at Mount Dora, the Fontainebleau Miami Beach, and the Ormond Hotel. His presentation will address the architecture, the amenities, and the ways the hotels were designed for the wealthy.

Get Squared

Get Squared: Debra Conner will present this adult workshop on cubism, a radically new and influential art movement that arose in the 1920s. A painter herself, Zelda Fitzgerald spent time with Pablo Picasso, one of the pioneers of cubism. Participants will learn about cubism, then create their own mini-masterpieces.

Adult workshop: 10:30 a.m. Feb. 3 at the Hub on Canal, 132 Canal St., New Smyrna Beach. Registration is required; call Betty Turco at

  386-957-3924

Children’s workshop: 10:30 a.m. Feb. 4 at the DeLand Regional Library. Registration is required; call

  386-822-6430
option 5

Taste for Extravagance


Tales of Extravagance
4 p.m. Feb. 6 at the DeBary Public Library

Katya Kudryavtseva, Ph.D., an assistant professor of art history at Stetson University, will address the extravagance and stylish excess of art deco fashion. The shift from the restrained corseted look of the 1910s to flowing flapper dresses encapsulated a more liberated lifestyle and epitomized the glamour and excitement of the Jazz Age. Dr. Kudryavtseva specializes in art of the 20th century with a focus on the intersecting trajectories of art history, politics, art institutions and business and their role in the development of the canon of modern and contemporary art. Dr. Kudryavtseva received a doctorate from the University of Southern California.

Presidents and Their First Ladies, dramatically speaking

William and Sue Wills

William and Sue Wills

2 p.m. Feb. 14, at the Port Orange Regional Library

The veteran acting and writing team of William and Sue Wills will portray William Harding and Calvin Coolidge and their wives. The couple is in their 21st year of bringing to life the stories of 34 presidential couples. They have appeared together on stage over 8,800 times…and still counting.

Jazz of the 1920s and 1930s


Sybil Gage
Sybil Gage
2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017
Port Orange Regional Library
1005 City Center Circle, Port Orange

Born and raised in New Orleans Sybil Gage had front-row schooling in what makes that city great. Now living in Florida, Sybil is spreading New Orleans music to the rest of the world. The “Little Dynamo” is slinky in sequins, and funky in fishnets.

Gage has enjoyed a three-year residency at Heidi's Jazz Club in Cocoa Beach. She’s also a regular performer at New Smyrna Beach Jazz Festival and Noble Thin Man Watts Jazz Festival in DeLand.

Other Events

Arts and crafts

Materials will be provided for these free programs.


Art deco creative coloring for adults: 5 p.m. Jan. 17 at the DeBary Public Library. Reservations are required; call:

  386-668-3835

Art deco creative coloring for adults: 1 p.m. Jan. 28 at the Deltona Regional Library

1920s jewelry craft: 10 a.m. Jan. 18 at the DeLand Regional Library. Make two 1920s accessories using rhinestones, beads, feathers and other items. Call for reservations:

  386-822-6430
ext. 20762

Gatsby craft corner: 10 a.m. Jan. 19 at the Deltona Regional Library. Create and decorate 1920s-style headbands.

Gatsby art transfer: 1:30 p.m. Jan. 25 and 3 p.m. Feb. 1 at the Lake Helen Public Library. Make your own piece of Gatsby-inspired art. Reservations are required; call:

  386-228-1152

Make it and take it craft: 2:30 p.m. Jan. 25 at the DeBary Public Library. Children in grades K-5 are invited to make art deco stained glass.

Gatsby fashion accessories: 10 a.m. Jan. 28 at the DeBary Public Library. Craft your own bauble, barrette and/or headband. Registration is required; call:

  386-668-3865

Hollywood films

“The Great Gatsby” (1974): Robert Redford and Mia Farrow star in this Hollywood film adaptation.

  • 2 p.m. Jan. 20 at the Daytona Beach Regional Library
  • 2 p.m. Jan. 27 at the Port Orange Regional Library
  • 2 p.m. Feb. 2 at the Ormond Beach Regional Library
  • 1:15 p.m. Feb. 5 at the DeLand Regional Library

“The Jazz Singer” (1920): 2 p.m. Jan. 24 at the Daytona Beach Regional Library. The son of a Jewish cantor must defy the traditions of his religious father to become a jazz singer.

“The Great Gatsby” (2013): Leonardo DiCaprio stars in this Australian-American epic film.

  • 2 p.m. Jan. 26 at the Port Orange Regional Library
  • 1:15 p.m. Feb. 12 at the DeLand Regional Library
  • 2 p.m. Feb. 17 at the Daytona Beach Regional Library

“Bugsy Malone” (1976): 2 p.m. Jan. 27 at the Daytona Beach Regional Library. The classic gangster story is told with an all-child cast.

“City Lights” (1931): 2 p.m. Jan. 31 at the Daytona Beach Regional Library. A dewy-eyed tramp (Charlie Chaplin) falls in love with a sightless flower girl.

“De Lovely” (2004): 2 p.m. Feb. 3 at the Daytona Beach Regional Library. Inspecting a magical biographical stage musical, composer Cole Porter reviews his life and career with his wife, Linda.

Double feature: 2 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Ormond Beach Regional Library. Enjoy the slapstick humor of Charlie Chaplin in “The Kid” (1921) and the Marx Brothers in “The Cocoanuts” (1929).

“It” (1927): 2 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Port Orange Regional Library. Clara Bow stars as a salesgirl who pursues a handsome playboy.

“Midnight in Paris” (2011): 2 p.m. Feb. 10 at the Daytona Beach Regional Library. Woody Allen directed this movie about a screenwriter (Owen Wilson) who goes back to the 1920s every day at midnight.

“Some Like it Hot” (1959): 2 p.m. Feb. 14 at the Daytona Beach Regional Library. When two musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all-female band disguised as women.

“Singin’ in the Rain” (1952): 2 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Port Orange Regional Library. Silent movies are giving way to talking pictures, and a hoofer-turned-matinee idol (Gene Kelly) is caught in that bumpy transition.

Documentaries

Double feature: 10 a.m. Jan. 18 at the Lake Helen Public Library. Watch the documentaries “F. Scott Fitzgerald: A Concise Biography” and “The Roaring Twenties.”

“Flappers”: 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at the DeBary Public Library. Using vibrant archival film clips and interviews with women who came of age during the Roaring ‘20s in Britain, this program chronicles the emergence of the modern woman after World War I.

“Cosmopolis (1919-1931)”: Filmmaker Ric Burns explores how the post-World War I economic boom, the rise of consumer culture, and the birth of mass media fueled the convergence of an incredible array of human and cultural energies, ending with the stock market crash of 1929 and the construction of the Empire State Building.

  • 9:30 a.m. Jan. 23 at the Lake Helen Public Library
  • 1 p.m. Feb 4 at the DeBary Public Library

“100 Years, 100 Events: 1920s”: 10 a.m. Jan. 24 at the Daytona Beach Regional Library. This American Experience Documentary shares the far-reaching and consequential events of the Roaring Twenties.

“One Woman, One Vote”: 10 a.m. Jan. 31 at the Daytona Beach Regional Library. This American Experience Documentary looks back at the women’s suffrage movement and the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote in 1920.

“Sacco and Vanzetti”: 2 p.m. Jan. 31 at the Ormond Beach Regional Library. This documentary looks at the Italian immigrant anarchists who were accused of murder in 1920 and executed in 1927 after a notoriously prejudiced trial.

“Flappers: The Birth of the 20th Century Woman”: 11:45 a.m. Feb. 2 at the Lake Helen Public Library. Flappers broke through the barricades of gender prejudice and social inequality. Higher education for women, the entry of women into politics and the professions, women’s suffrage, new attitudes toward sexuality, and other topics are addressed in this documentary.

“Prohibition” Ken Burns explores what happened when the country went dry in 1920 and millions of law-abiding Americans became lawbreakers. The three-part series will be shown at the Lake Helen Public Library.

  • “A Nation of Drunkards”: 2:30 p.m. Feb. 2
  • “A Nation of Scofflaws”: 2:30 p.m. Feb. 8
  • “A Nation of Hypocrites”: 2:30 p.m. Feb. 9

“The Roaring 20s”: 2 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Daytona Beach Regional Library. Three men attempt to make a living in Prohibitionist America after returning home from fighting together in World War I.

“100 Years that Shook the World: 1900 - 1932”: 10 a.m. Feb. 7 at the Daytona Beach Regional Library. Look back on the first three decades of the 20th century during this American Experience Documentary.

“Gangster Chronicles: The Roaring 20s”: 10 a.m. Feb. 14 at the Daytona Beach Regional Library. This American Experience Documentary looks at infamous gangsters including Al Capone, Lucky Luciano and Bugsy Siegel.

County Council

Volusia County Council


Ed Kelley
Ed Kelley
County Chair
 
Deborah Denys
Deborah Denys
Vice Chair
District 3 Representative
Joyce Cusack
Joyce Cusack
At-Large Representative
 
Pat Patterson
Pat Patterson
District 1 Representative
 
Billie Wheeler
Billie Wheeler
District 2 Representative
 
Heather Post
Heather Post
District 4 Representative
 
Dr. Fred Lowry Jr.
Dr. Fred Lowry Jr.
District 5 Representative
 
James T. Dinneen
James T. Dinneen
County Manager
 
Volusia County Government

The Volusia County Public Library is a service of Volusia County Government.

Affiliates

Community Partners

  • 95 and Vine Wine Shop, Port Orange
  • Bahamian Club, New Smyrna Beach
  • Boston Coffeehouse, DeLand
  • Chiles Academy, Daytona Beach
  • Cinematique Theater of Daytona
  • City of Daytona Beach Leisure Services
  • City of Daytona Beach Shores
  • DeBary Hall Historic Site, DeBary
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach
  • Friends of Volusia County Public Library
  • The Hub on Canal, New Smyrna Beach
  • The Little Theatre of New Smyrna Beach
  • Museum of Arts & Sciences, Daytona Beach
  • Panera Bread, Ormond Beach
  • Peabody Auditorium, Daytona Beach
  • Schnebly Recreation Center, Daytona Beach
  • Sea Woods, New Smyrna Beach
  • Stetson University, DeLand
  • Sweet Marlays’ Coffee, Daytona Beach
  • Wishworks Media, South Daytona

Community Liasons

  • Noël Bickford, The Little Theatre of New Smyrna Beach
  • Davita Bonner, Bethune-Cookman University
  • Linda Cuthbert, Volusia County School Board
  • Savannah-Jane Griffin, Stetson University
  • Neil Harrington, Volusia County Library Advisory Board
  • Lynn Hawkins, Daytona State College
  • Margaret Hodge, Volusia County Growth and Resource Management
  • Don Needham, Volusia County Library Advisory Board
  • Jessi Jackson Smith, Volusia County Parks, Recreation and Culture
  • Liz Sterthaus, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University