The Great American Read

Rowan Public Library encourages you to explore the titles included in The Great American Read by PBS. There are several ways to participate: Choose one, or choose them all!

Vote for your favorite title at any RPL branch. Ballots and ballot boxes are available at each branch’s Circulation Desk.

Complete a Book BINGO card and turn it in to RPL Staff. One card per month from June to October will be selected to win a gift certificate to a  local restaurant!

Record a testimonial with RPL staff detailing which book is your favorite and why you think it should be considered “America’s Favorite.” Testimonials will be submitted to PBS Charlotte and could be selected for feature on their social media, and possibly even be included in the national PBS specials airing this fall! (Yes, you could be on national TV!)

Testimonial filming dates:

HQ (Salisbury)

Saturday, June 9th 12pm - 2pm

Tuesday, July 31st  5pm - 7pm

South (China Grove)

Saturday, July 21st 12pm- 2pm

Tuesday, August 28th 5pm- 7pm

East (Rockwell)

Saturday, August 18th 12pm - 2pm

Tuesday, September 25th 4:30pm - 6:30pm

Questions? Call Abby at 704-216-8248 or email