Adult Summer Reading Programs
What is it?
The purpose of our Summer Reading Program is to encourage Adults to check out and read books during the summer!
We also provide free, fun, and educational activities. All activities are free.
When is it?
Monday, June 12 – Friday, July 28th. Sign-up and begin reading starting May 22nd. Sign up for Adult Programs begins June 1, 2023.
Adult Programming begins the week of June 12th, sign-up will be required for all activities. All activities are free.
Adult Summer Reading Programing List | Adult Summer Reading Challenges
How does it work?
Receive a reading challenge form to record the books read and the challenges completed. You may begin reading as soon as you sign up for the program. Raffle tickets will be earned for the books you read, and the challenges you complete.
In order to receive your raffle ticket(s) bring your challenge form to the library anytime for a staff member to tally and initial. Place your ticket(s) in an adult prize box of your choosing.
Our End of Summer Reading Potluck will be held Friday, July 28th at 6pm, SRP prize drawing will be at the potluck. You do NOT need to be present to win.
Please see our calendar for complete descriptions of all adult programming.
June 16 | 9:00 am Bird Song Hike
Bird Song Hike, Bolivar Heights Friday, June 16, 2023 @ 9:00 am for all ages and Free!
Register at the front desk or call the library. Sign up begins June 1, 2023 @ 9:30 AM.
Deb Hale, an avid birder, will be leading the hike. Our own Lindsay Amsberry will be on hand to answer questions about the Merlin App.
Meet at Bolivar Heights at 9:00 am. You may park at Bolivar Heights or the Library and walk up the hill to the Heights.
Please allow 90 minutes for the hike. You will be stopping and starting as you look at birds and ask questions.
The hike will take you to Nash Farm (30 minutes), part of the National Park Land Trust. You may choose to go back the trail or walk up the roadway to your vehicle (30 minutes). If your vehicle is at the Library you can walk Cheney St. back to the Library.
Please download the Merlin App days ahead of the hike. You will need to pick a bird pack on the app and we will be using the sound ID. You may want to set up an account with Cornell Labs so you will have complete access to all the features. The Merlin App is free. If you are asked to pay for something don’t proceed. If you need help with the app, call the library.
The difficulty of this hike is moderate. Please wear comfortable hiking footwear, sunscreen, bug spray, binoculars, and a smile.
We have no rain date. If it is pouring, the hike is canceled. Follow us on Facebook for updates about the hike.
June 23 | 1:00 pm Wall Pocket Pottery
Pocket Pottery June 23, 2023 @ 1:00 PM
Seating is limited and must be reserved.
This program is free.
Contact the library to sign up starting June 1, 2023 @ 9:30 AM
We will meet at 1:00 PM at Washington Street Studio.
This program is for adults only.
June 30 | 10-12 Make A Flower Lantern & Leaf Wreath
Flower Lantern, Friday June 30, 2023 @ 10:00 AM
Let's make a flower lantern and a felt leaf wreath.
This craft session is free.
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
All supplies will be provided.
This craft is for grown-ups, so adults 18 and over only please.
We will have a drawing for a prize basket during this craft.
Sign up begins June 1, 2023 @ 9:30 AM
July 7 | 10:00 am Rock Painting
Rock Painting Friday, July 7, @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Come and create beautiful painted rocks for our rock sculpture!
We will provide the rocks and paint markers and some example pages.
Ages 7 and up welcome
July 14 | 5:30-7:30 pm Bingo with Miss Velma
Bingo, July 14, 5:30 - 7:30 PM
Miss Velma's Bingo is back!
This is a fun, free one folks!
You may sign up starting June 1, 2023. Seating is limited.
This is a basic bingo and all supplies are provided.
Miss Velma provides the prizes, food, and entertainment.
Please thank her for her efforts on your behalf if you are lucky enough to secure a seat.
This is for adults only, 18 or older please.
July 19 | 10 am Nature Journal \ Hike
Nature Journaling by Deanna Thorsell
Wednesday, July 19, @ 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM
Deanna will lead a hike and then return to the library to journal / draw what you saw in nature.
Must be 13 or older to participate.
Please dress appropriately to comfortably hike in a wooded area.
Limited supplies will be available.
You must sign up to participate.
Sign up begins June 1, 2023
July 21 | 11:00 AM From Your Yard to Your Table
Friday, July 21, @ 11:00 AM Join us for a Free program!
Hillary Banathowski from Sacred Root will be on hand to teach us about edible and medicinal plants / weeds in our own yard that we can enjoy.
If you have any plants that you would like to identify, bring it with you.
We will be outside, weather permitting, and walking around the Library to identify plants, so please dress appropriately for the conditions.
If it is pouring rain, we will reschedule. Please follow us on Facebook for any changes to the program.
This is an adult program. Please sign up if you plan to attend starting June 1, 2023 @ 9:30 AM.
July 28 | 6pm Potluck
Potluck, Friday, July 28, 2023 @ 6:00 PM
We will be holding our annual potluck to discuss the books we have read this year.
Bring a dish and a list of books to share.
We will have door prizes and announce the winners from the drawings of the Summer Reading Program prizes.
The library will provide fried chicken, paper products, and utensils.
Please sign up on June 1, 2023 after 9:30 AM in the Adult Programming Book.
Come and help us celebrate the end of Adult Summer Reading Program together talking about books!