THE GREAT AMERICAN READ is a PBS initiative that explores and celebrates the power of reading, told through the prism of America’s 100 best-loved novels (as chosen in a national survey). It investigates how and why writers create their fictional worlds, how we as readers are affected by these stories, and what these 100 different books have to say about our diverse nation and our shared human experience.
A display of many of the adult titles on the list is located in the front lobby of the Library. Titles for younger readers are with the summer reading books downstairs. If you can’t find a title you are looking for ask a staff member. You can also pick up a pamphlet at the Library which lists all 100 titles to keep track of those you have read.
This summer at the Library patrons earned extra chances to enter our Summer Reading Program raffles each time they finished a book on the Great American Read list. Summer Reading has ended, but you can still vote for your favorite novels online – pbs.org/greatamericanread. Voting is open until October 18th. You can also watch all of the PBS television episodes here – https://www.pbs.org/the-great-american-read/watch/. The grand finale episode airs on October 23rd and will announce the winning novel!