This year’s summer reading theme is SCIENCE! The adult summer reading program (what, you thought kids and teens got to have all the fun?) kicks off today, June 2. Visit our display table on the first floor of the Robbins Library to register for summer reading.
Register by filling out one of these forms:
Once you’ve registered, you can fill out a raffle ticket for every single book you read this summer! Every book counts, including fiction, nonfiction, audiobooks, graphic novels, even books you read aloud to your kids. Each raffle slip is a chance to win one of our fabulous prizes (about which more later).
Raffle tickets look like this:
Also on the display table, you’ll find plenty of science-y books, as well as book lists for both nonfiction science books and science fiction (sci-fi or SF) books. If you think, “Well, I’m not interested in science,” please reconsider; science doesn’t have to mean your chemistry textbook from high school. Here are a few examples of popular science books:
- Moonwalking with Einstein: the art and science of remembering everything, by Joshua Foer
- The Poisoner’s Handbook: murder and the birth of forensic medicine in jazz age New York, by Deborah Blum
- The Disappearing Spoon: and other true tales of madness, love, and the history of the world from the periodic table of the elements, by Sam Kean
- The Remedy: Robert Koch, Arthur Conan Doyle, and the quest to cure tuberculosis, by Thomas Goetz
- Radioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie, a tale of love & fallout, by Lauren Redniss
Don’t those sound awesome? However, you don’t have to stick to the theme if you don’t want to; you can read anything you want. You might prefer Scandinavian crime novels, or histories of the British Empire, or biographies, or romance novels – you can fill out raffle tickets for those books too!
- Free DVD rental coupons for movies and TV shows from the library
- Gift certificates to the Book Rack here in Arlington
- Cool Doctor Who-themed prizes from ThinkGeek
- A year-long membership to the Museum of Science in Boston
So don’t let kids and teenagers have all the summer reading fun – join in!