Adult Summer Reading Club
What is Adult Summer Reading Club?
Adult Summer Reading Club is a free program we offer through the months of June and July to all adults ages 18+.
Our goal is to get you reading and keep promoting reading/learning to everyone, no matter what age you are.
We know you love to read and love the library. So you should be rewarded for it!
When reading books or listening to audiobooks, you can log the pages read/time listened to, and enter for a chance to win a weekly raffle prize giveaway. Special events are also offered to keep you entertained, engaged, and broadening your skills.
Often times we see lots of caregivers participate along with their child in the kid's Summer Reading Club!
You are not only enriching your life through this program, but it encourages you to pass on these aspects of learning to future generations as well.
How Do I Participate?This year, things are going to operate a bit different than what we're normally used to!
Given the current social environment regarding COVID-19, most Adult Summer Reading Club activities, and reading logs are going to be conducted via online participation!
So here's how to start:
Entrants for Adult Summer Reading club need to be ages 18+.
1. Register online by completing a Google Form provided by the library.
You are welcome to register in person at the front desk during business operation hours.
This information will make you eligible to enter in reading logs and a chance to win special prizes.
2. Participate to win prizes! Here are the ways to do so:
- READ for the weekly raffle drawing!Starting June 8, you can submit reading logs to enter your name for weekly raffle drawings.
- Every 100 pages read will equal out to 1 weekly raffle drawing ticket.
So, 300 pages read = 3 weekly raffle tickets.
- Every 2 hours worth of audiobooks listened to will equal out to 1 weekly raffle drawing ticket.
So, 6 hours listened to = 3 raffle tickets.
Deadline to turn in/register logs for last week of raffle drawings is July 20.
Join us in at least 4 different online/virtual events and programs scheduled throughout the months, and you'll be entered for a chance to win this special raffle prize.
- "FANTASTICAL JOURNEYS CHALLENGE"
Log your participation online in each event just like you do a weekly raffle ticket (just changing the appropriate boxes). We'll also make note of attendees at the start of each program.
Last event day is July 25, so be sure to log participation by July 26.
We'll draw for a winner the following Monday.
Check the schedule of events below to see what we're offering.
- "MYTHOLOGICAL MOVIE FEATS CHALLENGE"For those cinematic buffs out there, we challenge you to find and watch at least 20 movies or TV Series based on a book!
Complete that, and once you turn in your log, you'll be entered into a drawing for a special raffle prize!
2 TV Show episodes equal 1 movie.
1 Entry per person.
Log your movie watching the same way you would a weekly raffle ticket (just changing the appropriate boxes).
Make sure to log all movies watched by July 20. We'll draw and announce a winner the following Monday.
3. LET PEOPLE KNOW!We always find success for our Summer Reading Club via word of mouth, and we love when you spread the news. Plus, it's often fun to participate in some of the events together!
Schedule of Events
- "FANTASTICAL JOURNEYS CHALLENGE"
A Midsummer's Eve Adult SRC Virtual Kick-Off Party! - 7:00 PM
Put on your best Shakespeare attire, and join us in a Google Meet Chatroom at 7:00 PM.
We’ll play some trivia and games, give a mocktail/cocktail lesson, and see a few scenes acted out by Meaghan & Matthew Simpson of the Texas Shakespeare Festival! There will also be raffle prize drawing each hour for those who attend, and a prize for the best dressed costume of the night!
Bad Art Adventure - Digital
Let's see who can make the worst art Fantasy/Adventure masterpiece. No talent needed. The artist with the worst creation wins!
Using your (lack of) imagination and whatever you have on hand, make the best bad art piece you can and submit them to our Facebook page under the comments section of the contest post.
Limited amount of random art supply kits to get the creative juices flowing will be available for patrons to come pick. First come, first serve until supplies run out. Available to start picking up the day of the event up until deadline.
Deadline for submissions is June 19, 11:59 PM.
Library staff will vote, and we'll announce the winner on June 20.
Chalk The Block: Your Story - Digital
What kind of magic you can drum up with chalk?
We know there have been some impressive chalk projects from home lately, and we want you to submit photos on our Facebook!
You'll have one week to make something based on our theme: Imagine Your Story (Fairy tales, adventure, mythology, etc.).
Limited amount of chalk supply kits will be available for patrons to come pick up during operation hours.
First come, first serve until supplies run out. Available to start picking up the day of the event up until deadline.
Post pictures by June 26, 11:59 in comments section of our related Facebook post. Library staff will hold a committee to vote who has the best submission!
Mystery Recipe For Success - Digital
See if you can make a recipe without the photo and only the list of ingredients and limited instructions. We'll choose 3 different recipes from the stacks for you to make.
The closest submission that matches the cookbook(s) wins!
Work from home and submit photo entries via our Facebook.
Deadline for submissions is July 5, 11:59 PM. Library staff will vote (sadly not get to taste!), and the winning photo will be announced July 6.
Harry Potter Bingo - 6:00 PM via Google Meet (Virtual)
Love Harry Potter? We do too! Come join us for a fun Harry Potter themed virtual bingo night.
We'll send out a code for a Google Meet chatroom to join us in.
We'll provide digital cards you can print out and use from home. Make sure your mic is on so you can shout out a BINGO! Prizes will be available for curbside pickup.
Adult Craft Day Online: Fantasy String Art - Digital, Facebook Video at 11:00 AM
Get your creative juices flowing at our ASRC online craft day. Come create something magical while learning how to do string art.
A limited amount of supply kits will be available for those interested in curbside pickup and doing the project at home. First come, first serve while supplies last. Available for pickup during operation hours, starting the day of the event.
We'll post a video on Facebook for you to follow along with!
Digital Sounds & Stacks: Martyn Popey and Maryah McHam - Facebook LIVE, 6:30 PM
Love a free concert? Local favorites Maryah and Martyn will be joining us for a night of music and sounds from the stacks.
Their blend of jazz, blues, pop, and guitar/strings is perfect to set the mood for a fantasy summer evening concert.
Join us for their performance via Facebook LIVE on our main page!
July 17, at 6:30 PM.
Free to watch along with! All ages.
Virtual Gardening: Fairy Garden Terrariums - Facebook LIVE, 3:30 PM
Carla is back with another gardening class, and this time she'll walk us through on how to make a mini terrarium!
Limited amount of supply kits will be available for those interested in curbside pickup and doing the project at home.
Follow along with us on Facebook!
Questions, Comments, Etc.
Please call (903) 237-1350 for more information!