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Great American Read


Ages 18 & Up

May 23-October 31

We will explore the power of books and the joy of reading through the lens of America’s 100 best loved novels. From June through October patrons can read and vote on their favorite works of fiction as they play along to win prizes.
For more information, call 847-663-6640 or visit The Great American Read Headquarters at the 2nd Floor Adult Services desk.

What is The Great American Read?

An eight-part television and online series, hosted by Meredith Vieira, designed to spark a national conversation about reading and the books that have inspired, moved, and shaped us. The first episode premiered on May 22, but in the fall new episodes 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, authors, and everyday Americans advocating for their favorite book.