Sunday, Aug. 26 - Saturday, Sept. 1
The Library will be partnering with PBS's The Great American Read during the last week of August to host The Hunt for the Great American Read: A Library Scavenger Hunt!
How the Scavenger Hunt Works
The Hunt For the Great American Read will take place at every Arlington Public Library location (excluding The Alcove in Rosslyn) and at WETA in Shirlington.
You can solve the clues in the scavenger hunt at multiple (or all) locations, but can only win once at each location.
- Pick up a clue sheet at the service desk of the Library(s) and WETA (located at 3939 Campbell Avenue).
- Use the literary clues to find a secret gold book that is hidden in the building.
- Follow the instructions inside the secret gold book, then return to the service desk to receive a prize.
Grand Prize Raffle
Each successful participant will also receive one raffle ticket, for a chance to win a grand prize on September 7.
- The more locations you visit to solve the clues, the more chances you have to win the grand prize.
- The live raffle drawing will take place between 7-8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 7 at the Fridays at the Fountain in Crystal City.
- Raffle participants do not have to be present to win.
- In the event of rain, we will conduct the drawing that day and contact the winners by email.
More "Great American Read" Events
- Wednesday, Aug, 29 - Sweet Reads: A Literary Themed Candy Diorama Contest- at the Connection: Crystal City
- Thursday, Aug. 30 - Advanced Screening: The Great American Read - at Central Library
The Great American Read premieres September 11 on WETA TV 26 and on PBS stations nationwide.
Hosted by Meredith Vieira, The Great American Read is an eight-part PBS series and nationwide campaign that explores and celebrates the power of reading, told through the prism of America’s 100 best-loved novels, as voted on by the public. It investigates how and why writers create their fictional worlds, how we as readers are affected by these stories, and what these 100 different books have to say about our diverse nation and our shared human experience.
The Great American Read is made possible by Anne Ray Foundation and public television viewers. Engagement funding for The Great American Read is made possible by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and Anne Ray Foundation.