Daily Archives: June 30, 2010

Are you ready to read all summer?

If your answer is “yes!” (and you’re over 18 years of age), then you are a prime candidate to participate in our Adult Summer Reading program!  The premise of the program is really simple:  Read 5 books, get a free gift.  All you have to do is register and log your books (or magazines, or newspapers, or audiobooks) by August 7th. 

Think Summer Reading is for kids?  Well, yes, it is.  And you can count what you read to kids as your own summer reading.  Being  a role model to the children in your life only gets more important in the summer when they have all that extra time to watch and learn from you! Want some ideas for what to read to your kid? Check out the many, many suggestions our children’s librarians have put together for the Kids Page on our web site. One of my most distinctive memories is the last book my mother ever read to me; I simply couldn’t wait to see what happened and snuck off to finish The Good Earth on my own. 

On the other hand, Summer Reading has its rewards for you, as well, and not just the free gift at the end of the summer. Reading keeps your brain healthy, reduces stress, and helps balance the pace of a hectic life.  Plus, books make great conversation starters, especially the ones on our Summer Reading Lists!  By signing up for Summer Reading, you can say to yourself, “I’m committed to giving myself the gift of reading at least 5 books this summer,” and you can join the many others who have given themselves that gift this summer, too. 


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