Every March 25th since 2003, fans of J.R.R. Tolkien’s iconic tales from Middle-earth, including The Hobbit
and The Lord of the Rings,
have gathered together to celebrate Tolkien Reading Day
. Published 75 years ago, The Hobbit
follows the quest of a reluctant Bilbo Baggins as he tries to win a share of treasure guarded by the dragon Smaug. Along the way Bilbo meets dwarves, trolls, wizards, and giant spiders.
If you’ve never spent time in the Shire with Bilbo or pondered one of Gollum’s riddles, DPL invites you to pick up a copy at your local branch (or check out a digital version) and get acquainted with the characters and the adventures that have captivated the imaginations of readers around the world.