Summer Reading Fun for Grown Ups

Does it ever seem like kids have all the summer fun? Adults get sweltering commutes, while kids get days at the pool, summer camp and plenty of time to read just for fun. While the library loves to reward kids for their reading, there are also lots of ways for adults to join in the library festivities this summer.

When the Summer Reading Program kicks off on June 19, adult reading programs will begin at many library branches as well. This year adults can read to earn coupons at some branches for use in their ongoing book sales or for a chance to win prize drawings. Contests include a variety of reading challenges, from reading bingo to identifying the first lines of famous books. Requirements and rewards will vary at participating branches, so check our calendar of events to find an adult summer reading program near you.

Library events aren’t just for kids this summer either. We’ve got all kinds of books clubs and reading groups for adults. But you’ll also find a variety of special programs, from poetry read-arounds and seminars exploring the intricacies of foreign policy decisions to an inside look into a paranormal investigation. As always, we’ve also got fabulous events planned for preschoolers, kids and teens this summer. So check our online calendar of events or pick up a copy of the summer calendar at your local branch or view it online to see what’s happening.

Don’t forget to pick up a reading log or sign your kids up online for the Summer Reading Program--Read to the Rhythm. Children up to sixth grade read 15 books and teens in grades 7-12 read six books to earn a coupon booklet with great prizes including free and discounted items. Make sure they complete their reading and visit a local library branch to pick up their prize by September 5.

Communities that read together grow strong together. Be a reading role model for the kids in your community this summer – we’ll make it worth your while!

-Rebecca Wolff, Centreville Regional Library

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