Adult Summer Reading

For Those Ages 18 and Older

June 5th through July 28th

Build a Better World this summer by completing five phases of “home construction.” Each time you complete a building step by reading 600 pages (of your choice), bring your Construction Log into the library for a small reward. You can earn extra page points by completing “Home Improvement Projects.” Each activity may be used only once.

In addition, if you successfully complete construction by Friday, July 28th, you’ll be entered into our final drawings, receive five $1 coupons to use toward any unfortunate fine incidents that may occur, and get something to help you enjoy the summer’s big event on August 21.

Adult Events

May 2017

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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  • Closed for Professional Development
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  • Madison Library Foundation Meeting
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  • Madison Premiere Movie
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  • Library Board Meeting
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  • Library Book Club
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  • Closed for Memorial Day
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  • Closed for Memorial Day
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  • Madison Library Foundation Meeting

HOME IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS

Foundation - Compassion and Understanding
50     Tackle a home repair or home improvement task that involves stone or bricks.
50     Listen to a friend in need of sympathy.
50     Have a calm and respectful political discussion with someone of different leanings.
100   Read a book about a religion other than your own.
100   Read a book whose central character comes from a culture foreign to your own.
100   Read a book about geology or hardscaping.

Structure – Joining Together in a Cause
50     Tackle a home repair or home improvement task using a hammer.
50     Join a group in a service related project. (Add an additional 50 points if it’s at the library.)
50     Join a group in a hobby related project. (Add an additional 50 points if it’s at the library.)
100   Read a book about bridging differences.
100   Read a book about someone whose actions brought people together in a cause.
100   Read a book about home plans, building, treehouses, cabins, etc.

Electricity - Inspiration
50     Tackle a home repair or home improvement task using a screwdriver or pliers.
50     Learn a new activity or skill.  (Add an additional 50 points if it’s at the library.)
50     Teach a skill to someone else. (Add an additional 50 point if it’s at the library.)
50     Indulge in an activity purely for its beauty.
50     Help a friend or family member cross off a “bucket list” item.
100   Read a book on interior design, drawing, painting, fashion, architecture, sculpture, or other artistic area.
100   Read a book on electricity or engineering.

Plumbing – Regulation and Waste Management
50     Tackle a home repair or home improvement task using a wrench.
50     Have a serious de-cluttering session.
50     Make and follow a budget for two weeks.
50     Recycle.
50     Form a new habit that eliminates some kind of waste.
50     Walk somewhere that you would normally drive.
50     Drink at least ½ ounce of water for every pound you weigh per day for a week.
100   Read a book about ecology, the environment, composting, or some other way of “going green.”
100   Read a book about organization or management or home, time, etc.

Heating - Hospitality
50     Host a dinner party.
50     Gather your family for a game night.
50     Take a treat to a new or unfamiliar neighbor.
50     Perform a random act of kindness.
50     Spend time talking with friends, family, or neighbors on the steps or in the garden.
100   Read a book on entertaining.

Although the training tasks are roughly arranged according to construction phases, they can be completed at any time.

Any foreman able to complete all construction phases before July 15th may contact Cathy or Bekka about an “extreme landscaping project” not for the faint of heart.

Stitch a Better World

ATTENTION: KNITTERS, CROCHETERS, and THOSE WHO LOVE TO READ OUT LOUD

 You can help build a better world this summer by participating in one of the library’s service projects. To get involved, come to one of the introductory sessions in our community room:

STITCHERS:

  • Friday, June 9, at 11:00 am
  • Monday, June 12, at 3:00 pm
  • Thursday, June 15, at 8:00 pm

READERS:

  • Friday, June 9, at 11:00 am
  • Monday, June 12, at 3:00 pm
  • Thursday, June 15, at 8:00 pm

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