ONE BOOK TO RULE THEM ALL!

Posted on: July 25, 2018 | Category: Spotlight

the great american readJoin PBS Hawai’i and the Hawaii State Public Library System in The Great American Read now until October 23, 2018.  Designed to spark a national conversation about reading, literacy and the books that have inspired, moved and shaped us, THE GREAT AMERICAN READ is an eight part PBS series and nationwide competition that explores the joy of books and the power of reading through the lens of America’s 100 best-loved books, as voted on by the public.  Help Choose America’s Favorite Book.

Starting July 25, join The Great American Read online at librarieshawaii.beanstack.org  You will be able to track books you have read and are reading.  There are even some fun activities, like voting for your favorite book at https://www.pbshawaii.org/greatread

For more information, download the flyer and be sure to follow PBS on social media at #GreatReadPBS

Keep on reading and help to define the one book to rule them all!

 

HOW TO REGISTER

I PARTICIPATED IN THE 2017 or 2018 HSPLS SUMMER READING PROGRAM OR 2018 WINTER READING PROGRAM AND ALREADY HAVE A LOGIN

  1. Go to librarieshawaii.beanstack.org
  2. Click on “SIGN-IN”
  3. Type in your email or username and password, click on “SIGN-IN” (You may be asked to update your information. Simply follow the screen directions.)

NOTE:  Not sure if you have an account or don’t remember your password, please check with library staff.

I DON’T HAVE A LOGIN AND NEED TO CREATE A NEW ACCOUNT

  1. Go to librarieshawaii.beanstack.org
  2. Click on “REGISTER AN INDIVIDUAL OR FAMILY”
  3. Fill in the information and submit. Please be sure to include your email address and/or phone number, so we can contact you if you win the lucky prize drawing.

 

HOW TO LOG ACTIVITIES

Participate in our activities by signing in to librarieshawaii.beanstack.org

There are six activities designed to enhance your reading experience for your personal reading accomplishments. Then check off the activities you have completed!  (To complete the library activity program, select at least one item from each of the six activities.)

  • Watch PBS TV Episodes
  • Read, Listen or Watch a Book featured on the list

Select all titles read:

  • The Great American Read – 1984 and A to F
  • The Great American Read – G to L
  • The Great American Read – M to W
  • Vote for your Favorite Title (Official voting for your favorite book via the PBS website.)

 

HOW TO VOTE

Help choose America’s Favorite Book by reading the books on the PBS List of 100 titles. Then vote by October 18, 2018 at midnight PT. Vote at https://www.pbshawaii.org/greatread OR vote through the PBS Facebook page using their official hashtag for your favorite book. You may vote once a day, every day at PBS.

HOW DO I FIND OUT THE WINNING TITLE?

The Great American Read books will be further examined in seven episodes on PBS beginning September 11, 2018.  PBS will reveal the voting results on October 23, 2018.

 

Visit https://www.pbshawaii.org/greatread | http://www.pbs.org/greatamericanread | #GreatReadPBS