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The Great American Read

The Great American Read: Launch Special
The country’s 100 favorite novels are announced in a two-hour celebration of reading, hosted by Meredith Vieira. Celebrities, authors, and book lovers reveal the novels that have affected their lives. The national vote gets under way, to decide America’s Best-Loved Book.


Check Out Your Local Library
Libraries throughout our viewing area will be hosting events to connect you to The Great American Read. Find your nearest library location on the Google map below, and click on your library system’s logo to connect to their events calendar to explore all they have to offer!

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Print The Great American Read Book Checklist


Join your favorite PBS KIDS character for a fun summer of reading!
Visit with your local library to find titles available for your PBS KID. Click on one of the images below to get a printable PBS KIDS Read info sheet for your favorite!

Make your own Summer Reading Log here!

Local Great American Read Stories
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Photos by: Louise Ricks / WCVE