PBS Books is a multi-platform initiative celebrating the love of reading. PBS Books is dedicated to connecting books with audiences by engaging them in unique experiences to spark their curiosity and encourage a life-long love of reading and learning. Through social and digital engagement and live coverage of important literary events across the country, PBS Books celebrates books and writers and works to foster a passion for reading among public media viewers and listeners.
In 2018, PBS Books launched a Library Engagement Program, a new national initiative sponsored by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, to build and enhance working relationships between libraries and their local PBS stations.
To determine the best way to serve libraries nationwide, PBS Books held a dozen interviews with librarians in late 2018, and then developed a Library Engagement Stakeholder Survey. The survey received an overwhelming response, nearly 1,000 library personnel from 44 states and Washington, D.C., participated in a survey. Learn more about the results.
Coverage is produced nationally for PBS Books by Detroit Public Television (DPTV).