The Great American Read: Help Columbus Library choose best-loved book

By Gregg Dodd, Marketing Director, Columbus Metropolitan Library

Which book is better: Lois Lowry’s The Giver or Mario Puzo’s The Godfather? How about Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre or Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights?

Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) has partnered with WOSU Public Media to find America’s best-loved book as part of The Great American Read. A PBS national survey narrowed the list to 100 titles and your vote can help decide the winner.

Vote Now

Not sure of your favorite? Reserve your contenders at columbuslibrary.org. If you don’t have a library card, it’s absolutely free and it’s the most useful card in your wallet.


Join us Friday, Aug. 10 from 7-9 p.m. at Main Library (96 S. Grant Ave.) for a fun and free night of literary trivia. WOSU’s Christopher Purdy and Kassie Rose and CML’s Robin Nesbitt will test your knowledge of the 100 books on The Great American Read’s list. We’ll have a cash bar, free parking and prizes. Seating is limited. To find out more information and to register, visit wosu.org.

Will your favorite book win The Great American Read? Tune into WOSU TV on Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 8 p.m. to find out!


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