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100 BOOKS. 1 WINNER.
HELP CHOOSE AMERICA'S FAVORITE BOOK 

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THE GREAT AMERICAN READ, hosted by Meredith Vieira, is an eight-part television and online series designed to spark a national conversation about reading and the books that have inspired, moved, and shaped us. The series will engage audiences with a list of 100 diverse books. Audiences are encouraged to read the books, vote from the list of 100, and share their personal connections to the titles.

THE GREAT AMERICAN READ premiered May 22 with a launch special, kicking off a summer of reading and voting. Then in the fall, seven new episodes of the series will air as the quest to find America’s most beloved book moves into high gear. Episodes from the series will feature appearances by celebrities, athletes, experts, authors, and everyday Americans advocating for their favorite book.

Q&A: Learn more about how the list was chosen (pdf).

 

FALL BROADCAST SCHEDULE

“Fall Kick Off”
Join host Meredith Vieira in the search for America’s best-loved novel. The voting is underway, and the competition is heating up – any book could win.
Tuesday, September 11 at 7pm
 
“Who Am I?”
Explore the ways that America’s best-loved novels answer the age-old question, “Who am I?” From life lessons to spiritual journeys, these books help us understand our own identities and find our place in the world.
Tuesday, Septem
ber 18 at 7pm
 
“Heroes”
Follow the trials and tribulations of some of literature’s favorite heroes. From Katniss Everdeen to Don Quixote, examine how the everyday hero and the anti-hero find their inner strength, overcome challenges and rise to the occasion.
Tuesday, Septem
ber 25 at 7pm
 
“Villains and Monsters”
Learn why literature’s most notorious villains began behaving badly. Many weren’t born evil, but became that way when faced with some of the same choices we make every day. See what these villains can teach us about our own dark impulses.
Tuesday, October 2 at
 7pm
 
“What We Do For Love”
Fall in love with some of literature’s most beautiful romances and explore the many forms of love, from family to passion to the unrequited type. Learn how America’s best-loved novels reflect the things we do for love.
Tuesday, October 9 at
 7pm
 
“Other Worlds”
Take a magical journey to another world through some of America’s best-loved novels. From Middle Earth to Lilliput, the trials and tribulations of these alternate universes help us to better understand our own world.
Tuesday, October 16 at
 7pm

“Grand Finale”
America’s best-loved novel is revealed.
Tuesday, October 23 at
 7pm

 

Little Free Libraries

Visit our Little Free Libraries! 

As part of our mission to support literacy, we’ve set up four Little Free Libraries around the state. Visit one of these to give a book, take a book and share your love of reading!

Donate books to fill these libraries at any of the below locations! 

Little Free Library box

  • Southern Colorado: Tim Gill Center, 315 E Costilla St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903 
  • Denver: Rocky Mountain PBS, 1089 Bannock St, Denver, CO 80204
  • Grand Junction: Las Colonias Park, Parking Lot at Pavilion, next to Botanical Gardens, Struthers Ave., Grand Junction, CO 81501 
  • Durango: Outside the Powerhouse Science Center, along the Animas River Trail, 1333 Camino Del Rio, Durango, CO 81301
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Book Bingo Reading Challenge

GAR RMPBS BOOK Bingo Image.pngHow many of America's favorite 100 novels have you read?

Download our official Book Bingo card and contest guidelines (pdf) to put your reading to the test!

How to Play:
• Fill in your book bingo card by covering squares that correspond to a book on the list that you have read.
• Snap a picture of your completed card.
• Post to Instagram, tag @rmpbs and use the hashtag #greatreadpbs.
• You’ll be entered to win a Kindle with all 100 books from the list!

Download the Book Bingo key (pdf) to help identify Great American Read novels in each category from the Great American Read list. See full contest guidelines on the Book Bingo card pdf. 

Vote Now!

Now through October 18, 2018 at midnight PT, there are two methods of voting, which include:

  • By using the voting app here at rmpbs.org (below) or on The Great American Read website. You’ll have to register before your first vote, using either your email address or a Facebook login, but after that you’ll be able to vote with just a few clicks.
  • By posting an original post to Facebook or Twitter using the official hashtag for your favorite book. The hashtags for each book can be found on the individual book pages in the READ THE LIST section. You can also download a PDF of the hashtag list here.

You can place one vote for each book every day, so go ahead and vote for all of your favorite books!

Having trouble voting on our site? Vote at pbs.org.

Thanks to our Great American Read Sponors:
 

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Events:

August 14 at 6:30pm
Book Discussion
Central Library, Grand Junction

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