The Great American Read

The Princeton Public Library will be showing a two hour PBS video Tuesday, June 12 at 6:30 about the program The Great American Read, which is a search for the country’s best loved novel. The video is the kickoff for Princeton’s adult summer reading program which runs in conjunction with the PBS eight-part series. In addition to contributing your vote to the nationwide search, there will also be an opportunity to win local prizes.

Learn how you can vote for your favorite books from the 100 chosen by PBS after conducting a public opinion poll. The list of books can be obtained at the Tuesday meeting, on the PBS website at, or at any time from the Princeton Public Library.

92 of the chosen books will be on display and available to check out at the Princeton Library. All books can be ordered through the Illinois library lending system. Many of them would also be available through the eBook lending systems available to library patrons, Baker and Taylor’s Axis 360 or OverDrive’s Libby apps. Ask a librarian for information about how to find and vote for the books you think deserve to be called The Great American Read.

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