The Great American Read is a PBS show and project with the goal of finding the most popular novel in America. It’s an ambitious undertaking, to be sure! The show premiered in May, and the rest of the season will air on Ozarks Public Television beginning in September.
The Pulaski County Library District is so excited to partner with Ozarks Public Television in several fun ways! How can you participate?
First, voting is open (click on the “VOTE” Scrabble picture below) to contribute to the Great Pulaski Read and the Great Ozarks Read. Results will be compiled by OPT to determine the most popular novel from the list in each participating county.
Second, join us at the Waynesville Library on August 17th for a Great American Read Trivia Contest. A faculty member from Missouri State University will moderate the event, which is comprised of 100 questions about the books on the Great American Read list. Compete individually at our local event, and the winners will be invited to compete as a team in a regional Trivia competition at MSU against other library teams.
Finally, see the Movie Nights schedule below. Our libraries will host film showings of many movies based on the books from the Great American Read list. Join us at any or all showings!
Visit your local branch to find or request books from the list. We also have a large selection of downloadable audiobooks and e-books that you can check out! Find them at: Missouri Libraries 2 Go, EBSCO Ebooks, and RB Digital.
Jane Eyre (2011) – August 2nd at 4:00 p.m.
Tom Sawyer – August 7th at 4:45 p.m.
The Lovely Bones – August 9th at 4:00 p.m.
Charlotte’s Web (2006) – August 14th at 4:45 p.m.
Ready Player One – August 16th at 4:00 p.m.
Alice in Wonderland (cartoon) – August 21st at 4:45 p.m.
Bless Me, Ultima – August 23rd at 4:00 p.m.
Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian – August 28th at 4:45 p.m.
To Kill a Mockingbird – August 30th at 4:00 p.m.
The Great Gatsby (2013) – August 7th at 5:00 p.m.
Charlotte’s Web (cartoon) – August 9th at 10:30 a.m.
The Shack – August 14th at 5:00 p.m.
Ready Player One – August 21st at 3:30 p.m.
Jurassic Park – September 7th at 1:30 p.m.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone – August 21st at 4:00 p.m.
The Lord of the Rings – September 14 at 1:30 p.m.
The Pulaski County Library District is so fortunate! The mayors in all three of our library communities recognize the importance of our Pulaski County Libraries. This week, Mayors Smith (Crocker), Haun (Richland), and Hardman (Waynesville) each took the time to visit our libraries and sign a proclamation in honor of National Library Week. Our mayors maintain schedules packed full with jobs, family responsibilities, as well as overseeing our fine cities. We are grateful for the work our mayors do, and thankful for their support of our libraries!
Sign up here to discover new worlds with a Pulaski County Library District E-Card!
Use your E-Card for:
MOLib2Go (e-books and e-audio books): Select Pulaski County Library and login with your library card number. Also try the Overdrive and Libby apps for iOS and Android.
OneClickDigital – Downloadable AudioBook classics and our Dr. Who Radio collection. Register with your library card and contact info.
TumbleBooks: Great for kids, narrated and animated books
Pronunciator: Learn one of over 80 languages! Register in the right-hand column with your library card number.
Universal Class: (This is one of my favorites!) Register with your library card number for access to over 500 continuing education classes. Learn everything from basic computer skills to pet grooming.
EBSCOHost: Research databases on almost any topic.
Learning Express Library: Click on the Register link to get access to hundreds of practice tests.
Heritage Quest: Genealogy Research for free!
Universal Class offers over 500 non-credit Continuing Education classes. You can enroll in up to 5 classes at a time, and you have up to 6 months to complete each class. Most classes offer a “video only” audit option, or you can enroll fully and have access to videos, written information, activities, interactive discussion boards, and scored quizzes. With your free Pulaski County Library District card, you can learn something new today!
Here’s a little video with a bit more information: