Adult summer reading: grand prize drawing

Since the mid-summer prize drawing in July, an additional 50 people registered for adult summer reading, and 419 new raffle tickets were entered, for a total of 191 registered readers and 849 raffle tickets. That’s an average of 4.45 books per reader!

 Prizes for summer reading include free DVD rental coupons, gift certificates to local independent bookstore The Book Rack, and of course our grand prize, a hot air balloon ride. The final prize drawings will be this Friday, so if you have any remaining raffle tickets at home, remember to bring them to the library by Thursday at the latest. Prize winners will be contacted by e-mail or phone.

Thanks to everyone who participated in adult summer reading – we hope you found a book (or several) that you loved. (In fact, we know you did, thanks to the dozens of reader recommendations!)

 Just because summer is winding down isn’t a reason to read less, though. In fact, why not join the Staff Picks book club? We’re starting off this month with The Paris Wife by Paula McLain, meeting on Thursday, September 20, at 7pm in the Conference Room at Robbins. Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk.

 Or perhaps you’re an adult who likes to read young adult fiction? There’s a book club for that, too: the Not-So-Young-Adult book group meets the second Monday of every month. There’s still time to grab a copy of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie and join the discussion, September 10 at 7pm at the Starbucks in Arlington.

Maybe you feel like taking a break from reading, but wouldn’t mind being read to? The popular Storytime for Grown-ups program we started this summer will continue, after a break, in October – we’ll keep you posted here, and with fliers in the library. Stay tuned!

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