Adult Summer Reading

For Those Ages 18 and Older

June 3rd through July 27th

Build a Better World

Explore A Universe of Stories at the Library this summer by exploring five different classic sci-fi worlds. Each time you complete a “Mission Objective” (by reading 600 pages of your choice); bring your Mission Log into the library for a small reward. You can earn extra page points by completing “Exploratory Missions.” Each activity may be used only once.

In addition, if you successfully complete all your mission objectives by Saturday, July 27th, you’ll be entered into our final drawings and receive five $1 coupons to use toward any unfortunate fine incidents that may occur.

 Readers may only participate in the summer reading program once.

Rather play online?  Sign up for the Adult Summer Reading Program here!  Remember, you can only play once, either online or with a paper log.

Click Here to Play Online With Wandoo!

This year, we’re changing how prizes are handed out.

Weekly Schedule for prizes for all programs:

Week 1: June 3-8: Program sign-ups only; no prizes available yet
Week 2: June 10-15: Prize 1 available starting June 10
Week 3: June 17-22: Prize 2 available starting June 17
Week 4: June 24-29: Prize 3 available starting June 24
Week 5: July 1-6: Prize 4 available starting July 1
Week 6: July 8-13: Prize 5 available starting July 8
Week 7/8: July 15-July 27: Extra weeks to catch up/get any prizes not yet received
 
You can read ahead of schedule, but prizes won’t be available until their release date. If you miss a week, you can collect it the next time.
 
For example, if you come in June 18, and haven’t gotten any prizes yet, you can pick up prize number 1 and 2.  If you’ve read past that point, and are ready for prize 3, you’ll have to wait until June 24 to get that next prize.
 

Prizes will be available any time after their first availability date until July 27, while supplies last.

NO PRIZES AFTER JULY 27

Adult Events

June 2019

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Exploratory Missions

War of the Worlds

50     Disinfect your doorknobs, light switches, keyboards, and other germ magnets.
50     Watch an hour of “NASA TV.”
100   Read a book about or set on Mars.
100   Read a novel by H. G. Wells.
100   Read a book about or set during a World War.
100   Read a work of popular science.

Doctor Who

50    Make a room in your house “bigger on the inside” by spending at least an hour decluttering.
50    Find a call box and take your picture in it.
50    Spend some quality time with a favorite K-9.
50    Watch a series of British TV or a movie set in Britain.
50    Spend a day with a favorite companion.
50    Fix something with a screwdriver.
50    Run!
100  Read a book with an alternate time line.
100  Read a “Doctor Who” book.

Star Trek

50    Set yourself a five year mission (goal) and make plans to achieve it.
100  Explore strange new worlds by reading a book about or set on another planet.
50    Seek out new life by going on a nature walk.
100  Seek out new civilizations by reading a book about another culture.
50    Boldly go somewhere you have never gone before.
50    Learn ten phrases in Klingon.
100  Read a book about something that will help you “live long and prosper.”
100  Read a “Star Trek” Book.

Star Wars

50    Use “The Force” to hit a target using a laser, dart, arrow, rubber band, etc.
100  Read a book set or written long ago.
100  Read a book about a galaxy, solar system, or other astronomical features.
100  Read a book about or set somewhere far, far away.
100  Read a “Star Wars” Book.

Firefly

50    Find or make a cunning new hat.
50    Attend a ball. (Any dance will do.)
50    Ride a horse.
100  Read a book about or set in China.
100  Read a western.
100  Read a book about a war veteran.
100  Read a “Firefly” book.

Although the exploratory missions are roughly arranged according by sci-fi worlds, they can be completed at any time.


 

Join us for activities throughout the summer!

Friday, June 14, starting at 9:00 pm: Star Party

Take a look at the night sky through the library’s telescope. Bring your own if you’ve got one. It’s a party!

We’ll meet in the Community Room and move outside to the parking lot.

Wednesday, June 19, at 6:30 pm: Captain's Logs for Adults

Need a captain’s log to keep track of all the wonderful books you’re going through for adult summer reading? Perhaps to keep tract of all the adventure you’re going to have this summer? Maybe just to record your thoughts? We’ll use re-purposed books to make a journal that you can take home and use in any way you’d like.

We’re using power tools, so please leave the children home. No one under age 18 is invited.

We’ll meet in the Community Room of the library.

Thursday, June 20, at 6:30 pm: Library Book Club
This month, we’ll be reading To Heaven and Back: A Doctor’s Extraordinary Account of Her Death, Heaven, Angels, and Life Again by Mary C. Neal.  Reading copies are available from the circulation desk.

For adults ages 18+

We’ll meet in the Activity Room in the Children’s Area of the library.

Friday, July 5, starting at 9:00 pm: Star Party

Take a look at the night sky through the library’s telescope. Bring your own if you’ve got one. It’s a party!

We’ll meet in the Community Room and move outside to the parking lot.

Thursday, July 18, at 6:30 pm: Library Book Club
This month, we’ll be reading Galileo’s Daughter by Dava Sobel.  No book club copies are available for this title. Please read regular library copies quickly so that they can be circulated to all who would like to participate.

 

For adults ages 18+

We’ll meet in the Activity Room in the Children’s Area of the library.

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