MLC and MPB are partnering to celebrate and promote PBS’s The Great American Read. 100 books, one winner. Help choose America’s favorite book!
Read the list of 100 books: http://www.pbs.org/the-great-american-read/books/#/
Download a one-page checklist of the 100 titles here: TGAR Book Checklist
Take the quiz: http://www.pbs.org/the-great-american-read/quiz/
Need downloadable posters such as these? Go here: http://www.pbs.org/the-great-american-read/resources/downloads/
- Use the hashtag #greatreadms when participating in social media about The Great American Read.
- Enter the Display Contest! Create a library display around the theme of The Great American Read, take a picture, and send to Ally Mellon (firstname.lastname@example.org). We’ll pass it on to our friends at MPB, who will decide the winner, which we’ll announce at the August Public Library Directors’ meeting on August 16-17.
- Print this reading challenge card:
- Just want the list of ten challenges? Read a book…
- you’ve never heard of
- with a person’s name in the title
- set in the future
- you’ve been meaning to read
- that became a film
- by someone who doesn’t look like you
- you think might be overrated
- from a genre you usually avoid
- that’s set in a different country
- published over 100 years ago
- Plan your programs around The Great American Read! MPB will promote your The Great American Read programs. Just let Tracy Carr (email@example.com) or Ally Mellon (firstname.lastname@example.org) know and we will share your activities.
- Want to make a sports-type bracket to let your community decide its favorite book? Here’s a blank bracket, or use ours with filled-in Mississippi titles.
For any questions about MLC’s participation in The Great American Read, contact Tracy Carr (email@example.com)
Feeling peckish? Curl up with a book and get yourself a snack from some of The Great American Read’s most notable dishes. (Download the menu here.)