The Great American Read, VFL Style

Since May 22, 2018, PBS has been hosting the Great American Read and will continue to do so until October 23rd, the Grand Finale.  During this time people have been able to vote and continue to vote for their best-loved books on a list of 100 best-loved American novels.

For more information go to  Click on the links at the top of the page to check out the original list of 100 titles, obtain information about upcoming PBS shows that will feature authors discussing these titles and learn the details about voting for the best-loved books on the list. You will also find information about how the country has voted so far and activities associated with the Great American Read.Then come to the Valatie Free Library and share your choices.  We have the original list and the updated list of forty books compiled by the Great American Read Editor on August 10, 2018.  You can vote for books in the original 100 or now in the updated 40.  Let’s see how the choices of the Valatie Free Library patrons compare with the rest of the country.

You can find all these books either here or throughout the MidHudson Library System.  Join us to pick up one of these best-loved novels and / or to vote.