Summer reading is also for adults
Ryan Summerlin June 3, 2013
Summer is just around the corner, and kids are counting down the school days. Many of them will be heading to one of Eagle Valley Library District’s public libraries to register for the summer reading program, where they will pick up their reading logs and schedule of weekly library events.
I had a lot of fun with these young readers over the years, and now I look forward to offering Adult Summer Reading. When Eagle Valley Library District offered summer reading to adults in previous years, I liked the fact that parents of summer readers would often sign up and participate with their kids.
This year’s Adult Summer Reading Club will be offered at the Eagle, Gypsum and Avon public libraries beginning Monday, June 3.
Role modeling this behavior of daily reading and logging one’s books makes a big impression on youngsters, and this program might encourage summer reading to be a family event. People of all ages can appreciate a lazy summer day with a good book.
This year’s Adult Summer Reading Club will be offered at the Eagle, Gypsum and Avon public libraries beginning Monday, June 3. Simply drop by your nearest library to pick up a reading log.
After reading or listening to four books, you may choose between a chocolate bar or a coupon to one of the library district’s used-book sales. For each book you read, your name will go into a grand prize drawing for a Kobo E-reader or a gift card to The Bookworm of Edwards.
The program is for any interested adult 18 or older, and reading logs will be taken until Sunday, July 28.
Those of you travelling can record audiobooks, as well.
We will also encourage participants to share reviews on memorable books they read this summer. I get so many ideas on what to read next after talking to others about their favorite recent reads.
Eagle Library’s Book Club will host a mid-summer ice cream social at 6:30 p.m. July 22, where attendees will share what they are currently reading over ice cream sundaes.
In regard to summer programs, Eagle Public Library will provide a summer film series with monthly Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Scheduled movies are “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” on July 14, “To Kill a Mockingbird” on Aug. 18, and “Moonrise Kingdom” on Sept. 8.
Eagle Public Library’s monthly book discussion group will reconvene Monday, Aug. 19, when we will discuss “The Dovekeepers” by Alice Hoffman, as well as vote on book club titles in the coming year. Please call me at 328-8800 for more information.
Summer can be a relaxing time of the year to kick back with a favorite book. I have found it’s a real benefit to track titles and brief descriptions to books I read over the years, and it’s a great way to share a love of books. Several of our district librarians blog about favorite titles on our library’s website, and I often get ideas on what to read next by looking to see what my coworkers are reading.
So come by your local library beginning June 3 and register for summer reading – one is never too old to be a summer reader.