THE GREAT AMERICAN READ is a PBS series and multi-platform digital and social media campaign designed to inspire Americans to read, vote and share their personal connections to favorite books. As part of the project, Americans are asked to choose a favorite book from a list of 100 great titles.
BAPL is partnering with PBS39, ArtsQuest, Let’s Play Books!, and the public libraries of the Lehigh Valley to bring the conversation locally. We are kicking off the fun at Musikfest. Each day of the festival at noon there will be read-alouds of classic books for kids and families held at the Crayola Creativity Tent. Join us and cast your vote!
Additionally, we are making a movie! Email us here if you would like to be part of our film: “The Great Lehigh Valley Read!” All you have to do is talk about a book you love. You can submit the video to us or come to a scheduled taping (dates tbd). The final project will be screened at a date to be determined, along with the big announcement of the most-loved book in the Lehigh Valley! Who will win? Let the debate begin!