May 21, 2018 / Modified oct 10, 2018 4:51 p.m.

Crowds Turn Out for Preview of The Great American Read

Guests were treated to a sneak peek and panel discussion.

AZPM partnered with Pima County Public Library to present two free preview screenings of The Great American Read on May 16 at the Murphy-Wilmot Library and May 17 at the Nanini Library.

Guests enjoyed an extended preview of the new eight-part series in advance of the premiere on May 22 at 8:00 p.m. on PBS 6. Mark McLemore, host of Arizona Spotlight on NPR 89.1 moderated a discussion between special guests Karen Greene (Pima County Public Library), Betty Stauffer (Literacy Connects) and Niamh Wallace (University of Arizona Libraries).

AZPM also filmed book testimonials on-site. Participants recorded short videos in which they shared their favorite book for inclusion on AZPM's Great American Read website.

For more information and to participate in The Great American Read, please visit

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