This year’s summer reading theme is “Build A Better World.” Our prizes are related to the theme: terrarium kits and TisBest gift cards, so winners can donate to the nonprofit organization of their choice. As usual, we’ll also be offering the chance to win gift certificates to the Book Rack here in Arlington, and one lucky participant will win a year’s worth of free DVD rentals from the library!
How do you get started? Easy! Sign up for adult summer reading in person at the reference desk, or via our online form. It will take you less than a minute!
How do you participate? Visit the reference desk to get your first raffle ticket and pick up your double-sided bingo sheet. Earn more raffle tickets all summer by doing the activities in the bingo squares: reading a novel, listen to an audiobook, visit the library table at the farmers’ market, attend a library program, and many more!
Drop your raffle tickets in the prize box(es) of your choice on the summer reading display table next to the elevator in the main library lobby. We will contact prize winners after Labor Day in September.
Why adult summer reading? Other than the glorious prizes, of course. Well, we believe that reading is its own reward, but also, the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) is challenging all Massachusetts residents to read four books this summer and share their reading experience. Learn more about Read Four MA. (If you’re on social media, you can use the tag #WhatsYourFour.)
This campaign will help encourage children and teens to read over the summer and prevent the “summer slide.” Check out our amazing summer reading programs for kids and teens here at the library too!