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The Great Jackson County Read - Adult Summer Reading Program

Our Adult Summer Reading program— the Great Jackson County Read -- is in conjunction with the PBS series The Great American Read. We will be using the top 100 novels in America (as chosen by PBS through national polling) as a starting point for the program and a guide of what books you can choose from.

'The Great Jackson County Read' will run from May 22nd through August 28th 2018. We will have four levels of prizes tied to the number of books read and information sheets handed in. The first level prize—with three books read—is a free DVD rental. Second level prize—with six books-- is a gift certificate to the Friends of the Jackson County Public Library Bookstore. Third prize—nine books— a new book of your very own! The Grand Prize -- given to the one person with the most books read through the program-- is a Sylva local prize pack, with gift certificates and other Sylva items.

We have partnered with both the Friends of the Library Bookstore and City Lights Bookstore to produce this reading program. FOL has a display of used books from the list that you can purchase at reasonable rates and remember all proceeds come back to the library to support and grow our collection! Our other partners, City Lights Bookstore also have a display of used and new copies of the books—also at reasonable rates I might add-- off the list for purchase. They will also be hosting in person Book Talks: June, 28th, July 28th and August 28th at 3 pm. For those of you on social media we have an ongoing online discussion at the Jackson County Public Library Facebook page, just ask to join The Great Jackson County Read group, tab in the top right corner of that page.
We encourage you to follow along with the PBS series 'The Great American Read' and vote for your favorite novel both locally and nationally. At the end of the program we hope to find 'Jackson County’s Best-Loved Book' and see how our Best-Loved Book differs from the national decision.

Head on in to the Jackson County Public Library today –or tomorrow, we aren’t picky--to sign up for the adult summer reading program!

 For more information, please call the Jackson County Public Library in Sylva at 828-586-2016. 
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 10:00am to Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 8:00pm


Jackson County Public Library

310 Keener St.
Sylva NC

Telephone: 828-586-2016