The Great American Read

Site Support Notebook

Grant Recipient Contact Information

A password-protected contact list for all 50 The Great American Read grant recipient libraries is available here: TGAR Selected Sites

Library Grantee Overview webinar

An introductory webinar featuring PBS and ALA staff was hosted for The Great American Read programming grant recipients on Tuesday, May 15. You can view a recording of this presentation here.

Programming Guide for Libraries

ALA, PBS and a committee of librarian advisors have created a GREAT AMERICAN READ Programming Guide for Libraries. This 60-page guide includes episode summaries, suggested discussion questions, program ideas and much more. Download a digital copy of the report here.

Promotional Materials

The following files were created for recipients of the ALA/PBS grants for The Great American Read to assist with promoting their programs. Please feel free to customize these materials with information about your program offerings. There is no need to seek approval of the customized pieces from the ALA Public Programs Office.

The files were created using Adobe Creative Suite software. Adobe files are available upon request; email to inquire. View instructions for editing these files.

Please note: Printed promotional materials (posters, bookmarks and postcards) will be mailed to programming grant recipients by May 28.

Grantees are encouraged to regularly check PBS’s website for The Great American Read for a wide variety of other supporting materials for libraries, which will be added through fall 2018.

Credit Line

This official credit line should appear on printed and visual materials related to your TGAR programming:

Programming for The Great American Read is offered as part of a grant from the American Library Association and PBS.


Press Materials

Poster (11x17)—standard design

Poster (11x17)—with blank space for customization




Web banner

Web graphic (square)

Social media graphics (sized for sharing to your account)

Buttons (2.25 inch)

Stickers (2.25 inch)

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