GROTON -- Big Book: Pages for Peace, the biggest book in the world dedicated to the topic of peace, will be showcased at the Rotary Club Multi-District Conference at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, RI on April 28-29. Rotary Club members and their guests will have the unique opportunity to view the massive 1000 page, 20' x 12' book and be inspired by its compelling contents.

More than 3,500 letters, essays, poems, photographs, and striking artwork grace its pages. These have been submitted from people from all over the world from all walks of life - Nobel Laureates, Veterans, students and their families, politicians, artists and musicians. The book is the product of 12 years of commitment by the students of Groton-Dunstable Middle School Bookmakers and Dreamers Club, their advisor, the late Betsy Sawyer, and the Pages for Peace Foundation members. It has previously been exhibited at the JFK Library and the United Nations, as well as in its hometown of Groton.

The mission of the project is to share the book's messages of peace with people all over the world, underscoring the belief that kids can make a difference in promoting a more peaceful world tomorrow than we have today. The Rotary Foundation shares the focus of promoting peace around the world, and the exhibit promises to be a highlight of the conference.


Other conference events include a keynote speech by Rotary International President John Germ, a high school and college student conference, and many opportunities for Rotarians to share their individual club's projects.

The Rotary Club of Ayer has been a steadfast supporter of the Big Book: Pages for Peace project for many years and is financially sponsoring this exhibit. In the past they have also donated one of the touch screen kiosks containing the entire contents of the book in digital format that accompanies the book on exhibit.

Their members and the Big Book student and adult ambassadors of peace look forward to sharing this project with the conference attendees.

To find out more about the Big Book: Pages for Peace project, please visit the foundation's website at