Friday, June 5, 2009

Have you signed up for the Adult Summer Reading Program yet?

In 2008, over 1600 participants in the Adult Summer Reading Program had the opportunity to submit the titles of the books they had read during the summer months, with brief comments about the books, on slips that were then placed into drawings at the end of the summer for Adult Summer Reading Program prizes. In 2009, we want to encourage you to be even more interactive with us.

This summer, once again, you'll receive a booklet when you sign up, or you can print one off from the links above. You can use the reading log in the booklet to keep track of what you've read during the summer.

Throughout June and July, each time you read a book, you can fill out entry forms to be entered into a drawing for a fabulous Book Lovers Bag at your own local library. If you read a total of four books, you can fill out the form in your booklet to be entered into the Grand Prize Drawing for the entire library system at the end of July!

New this year! — We invite you to submit book reviews or thematic lists of some of your favorite summer reads, via the Reviews and Reader Lists links on this page, to be shared with fellow Adult Summer Reading Program particpants here on the libraries' web site.

New this year! — We want to see where your favorite place is to read! Where do feel comfortable curling up with the latest James Patterson or Janet Evanovich. Where do you like to sit to listen to a hot bestselling book-on-CD, or a classic Agatha Christie novel on your MP3 player? Are you reading Jim Butcher on vacation at the beach? Robert B. Parker in a local park? Or maybe Nora Roberts in a hammock in your own back yard!

Have a digital photo taken of yourself at your favorite reading spot, then send it to us, along with the information at our Adult Summer Reading Program photos page, and we'll share it with other readers here on the libraries' web site!

We've still got an archive of information from last year's Adult Summer Reading Program. You're welcome to visit these pages:

2008 — What Adults Are Reading This Summer
2008 — Who Won the Adult Summer Reading Prizes

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