The Great American Read

The Great American Read is a multi-platform campaign to get San Antonians inspired to read! We’ll be out in the community, airing special programming, and will have social media exclusives to get everyone involved. We hope you join us!

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Events

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
FRIDAY, JULY 20

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Join us from 10 a.m. to 1 p. m. at Normoyle Park so we can play together. Special appearances by Daniel Tiger!

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
SATURDAY, JULY 21

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Join us from 10 a.m. to 1 p. m. at Millers Pond Park so we can play together. Special appearances by Daniel Tiger!

First Friday
FRIDAY, AUGUST 3 | 5-10PM

First Friday

Stop by KLRN’s table at Brick at Blue Star to donate books, take pictures and tell us which book you’re voting for.

Summer Reading Wrap-Up
SATURDAY, JULY 29 | 12-2PM

Summer Reading Wrap-Up

We're celebrating the end of the summer reading campaign. Those of all ages can turn in their summer reading logs.

Boerne Book & Arts Fest
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6 | 10AM-...

Boerne Book & Arts Fest

Celebrate books and art! Vote for your favorite books online and in person, and use our props to take themed photos.

Program Schedule

Great American Read Premiere
Tuesday, May 22 | 7PM

Great American Read Premiere

Uncover illuminating details about the 100 books that made the list, and their authors and the people who read them.

Fall Kick Off
Tuesday, September 11 | 7PM

Fall Kick Off

To celebrate reading and prepare for the launch of the theme shows, see a recap of the country's 100 favorite books.

Who Am I?
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

Who Am I?

Learn how our favorite books about self-discovery and rites of passage help us navigate our own life’s journey.

Heroes
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25

Heroes

Why are we drawn to books with heroic characters, and how do they bring us comfort, hope and inspiration?

Villains and Monsters
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2

Villains and Monsters

What do our favorte books about villains, monsters and evil forces tell us about ourselves and our darkest desires?

What We Do for Love
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9

What We Do for Love

How books about many different kinds of love help us navigate and understand relationships in our own lives.

Other Worlds
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16

Other Worlds

Why are we so drawn to these novels about other worlds, and how do they help us gain insight into our own world?

Grand Finale
Tuesday, October 23 | 7PM

Grand Finale

After reaching out across America, and with voting closing, a celebrity-packed final show reveals the Best-Loved Book.

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