Great American Read at Morris Public Library 30 May 18

GRANITE FALLS, Minn. — Pioneer Public Television, in collaboration with the Morris Public Library, will be hosting a GREAT AMERICAN READ event to celebrate reading, local authors and to uncover the nation’s 100 most-loved novels. The event at the Morris Public Library (102 East 6th Street) will take place on Monday, June 4 with a social hour featuring free appetizers on the Morris Library Mall from 5–6 p.m. followed by a program in the library community room from 6–8 p.m.

The program will feature interviews with local authors including Chrissy Kolaya, a poet and fiction writer based in Morris, and Kelly Aul, a Christian romance and adventure novelist from Elbow Lake. Student writers from the local creative writing club will share their work and everyone who attends will have a chance to be recorded, telling Pioneer Public Television what their favorite book is and why.

The event is all part of a nationwide effort to promote the love of reading. PBS has published a list of the nation’s 100 most loved novels to fuel the local discussions. Attendees to the June 4 event in Morris are encouraged to visit the interactive website and vote for their favorite book on the list at A special nationwide PBS program revealing “America’s Best-Loved Novel” will air in the fall.

Many key authors, celebrities and notable figures in the entertainment, sports, news and literary worlds will join series host Meredith Viera on THE GREAT AMERICAN READ. Pioneer will encourage all who attend the Morris event to record their personal stories and connections to their favorite titles.

“We are excited to be working with Pioneer Public Television in co-sponsoring this event,” said Morris librarian Anne Barber. “It will be a great way to kick off our summer reading program.”

For more information, contact Barber at 320-589-1684 or call Pioneer Public Television at 1-800-726-3178.