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R.E.M.’s Mike Mills Supports Literacy and Libraries

Mike Mills of the legendary rock band, R.E.M. wants you to know that libraries provide a place for people of all backgrounds to to discover their creative talents and nurture their creative abilities.

R.E.M. has a long history of supporting libraries and literacy. Thirty years ago, they posed for the American Library Association (ALA)’s READ campaign, and the resulting poster became an instant collector's item. Now, book lovers and music fans can enjoy the iconic image as a jigsaw puzzle, with all sales supporting literacy efforts.

Thank you, Mike Mills and R.E.M.!

The video, with and without captioning, is available for download

Please help us spread the word about the R.E.M. Jigsaw Puzzle and the value of libraries by posting to your website, social media, and more!

Sample social media posts:

  • R.E.M.’s Mike Mills explains how you can support libraries and the missing piece of the puzzle is YOU! Purchase the R.E.M. puzzle & support ALA:
  • The iconic R.E.M. (@remhq)  READ® poster is becoming a puzzle to support literacy and U.S. libraries! Proceeds of the puzzle sale will benefit @ALAlibrary and @BFK_Athens. Order yours today:
  • Shiny happy people, support literacy and U.S. libraries. #LibrariesTransform
  • Support literacy and libraries with this R.E.M. puzzle based on the iconic READ poster. Learn more on how libraries support their communities & purchase today:
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