Summer reading program — for adults!

watermelon on stack of booksIt’s Summer Reading time! String up the hammock, pour a glass of lemonade and dive into those beach reads you’ve waited all winter to enjoy. Read, or listen to, three books, write brief reviews and turn in your entry form at any Seattle Public Library. Your reviews will be anonymously displayed to give your neighbors ideas of what to read next, and your name will be entered into a drawing to win a beautiful Booklover’s Bag featuring the artwork (left) of Seattle artist Margaret Chodos-Irvine. We’ll give away one book bag at each branch each week throughout the summer.  A huge thank you to the Friends of The Seattle Public Library for their support of this program.

Need help getting started? Try one of these titles from last year’s list of favorite reads from Seattle readers:

  • True History of the Kelly Gang by Peter Carey, a fictional memoir of an outlaw folk hero in 19th century Australia.
  • How to Cook a Tart by Nina Killham, a hilarious tale about a cook who never met a stick of butter she didn’t like, her philandering husband and her rebellious teen daughter.
  • Catch Me a Colobus by Gerald Durrell, true tales of animal collecting around the globe.

And just to get the juices flowing, kickoff programs at four branches will welcome adults into the world of Wii and DDR, starting this Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Greenwood Branch. Local teens will be on hand to help you enjoy virtual bowling and other fun games. You’ll find more DDR and Wii fun at the Columbia Branch and Southwest Branch on June 21 at 2 p.m., and at the Broadview Branch on June 28 at 2 p.m.  Get your game on!

P.S. Want to get a head start? You’ll find the online entry form here.


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One Response to Summer reading program — for adults!

  1. Linda J. says:

    I used to look at the kids’ summer reading prize winners’ names displayed on the wall at the Green Lake Library and get all nostalgic about how much I LOVED being part of the summer reading program as a kid. It’s wonderful that this program lets us adults have some of the fun, too.

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