It’s that time of year again…
It’s getting warmer everyday. Kids are out of school, having adventures. A backyard swimming pool is starting to look like a better and better investment even though you know that cleaning it would likely be more trouble than it would be worth, you’d never be able to get the pH balance exactly right and there is a public pool just down the road… And, aside from ill-advised fantasies about pool ownership, absolutely nothing changes for adults other than the fact that they don’t need to take a jacket with them when they leave for work in the morning. It’s all just sun-shining, fresh-cut grass smelling, barbecuing, brilliantly verdant dreariness.
But take heart! Here at the library it’s not all about the kids – a whole lot of it is, in fact, about the kids, just not all of it – and we have something special going on just for adults*; the 2016 Adult Summer Reading Program!
*Special Note for Those with Children: the children’s and young adult departments each have their own summer reading programs as well.
There is no time like the present to start working your way through that to-read list you accumulated over the long winter months. Sign up for the Summer Reading Program and tell us what books you read (by filling out and bringing in reading slips) and you can even win prizes. Just for reading! I know, some of you are going to be reading anyway, so you might as well get something out of it… I mean, beyond the innate satisfaction that broadening one’s horizons through the written word brings, of course. You can sign up online or in person at the library. For those of you that sign up in person, you will receive a coupon for a free library rental (any one thing that normally costs $1 to check out – so, movies and video games – you can check out free of charge) just for signing up. Once you return your first reading slip you’ll get a free book – that’s right; read a book, get a book free! Plus, that reading slip and all subsequent reading slips will earn you a chance at winning the drawing for a prize of your choice at the end of the summer. We have eight $50 gift cards to give away, one from each of the following locations: Best Buy, Exotic Thai, Great Escape Cinemas, Hy-Vee, Java Lab Cafe, Los Agaves, Lowe’s and QC Family Entertainment.
Signing up only takes a minute and it could mean hours of fun and tens of dollars’ worth of prizes. It’s the best deal of the summer!