Adult Summer Reading Program

Literary Elements

Jun 9 - August 23, 2014

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Materials to print:

How it works…

  • This program is open to readers ages 18 and up. Sign up at the library. Read or listen to fiction or non-fiction.
  • Complete a prize entry form for each book you finish.  Fill out two entry forms for books 500 pages or longer. Entries may be turned in at the library’s Information desk between June 9 and August 23, 2014.
  • Each week two completed entries will be drawn for the weekly drawings. (One weekly prize per person).  Weekly drawings begin Monday, June 16th.  All entries not drawn for weekly prizes are eligible for the grand prize drawings.  Grand prizes will be drawn Tuesday, August 26th.  Winners will be notified.
  • Parents/guardians reading to children can count the same hours of reading toward books in the adult program.  Each Activity Sheet equals one book (one entry slip).


Grand Prizes are themed gift baskets.

Thirty-One gift basket by Janee Scinico
Taste of Oregon gift basket
(Bills Grocery Store, Chamber Bucks, DeBroux's Diner, Firefly Coffeehouse, JL Richards, Lil' Buddy's, Maria's Pizza, Mason's on Main, Mulligan's, Senior Pepper's and Subtown Deli).

Summer Programs

All programs are in the library’s Sue Ames Room.  Registration required for some programs. Call 835-3656 or email or ask at the Circulation Desk.

Zen Garden Serenity Maker

June 18, 2 pm.

FREE.  Stressed over the commitments of summer?  Take a moment for meditation and contemplation. Feel peace and tranquility after making your own miniature Zen garden with sand, pebbles, and rocks.  All materials provided.  Registration is required.

Henna Tattoo Worskshop

July 8, 1-2 pm and 3-4 pm (two separate sessions)

FREE.  You can create your own beautiful and temporary henna tattoo. Come alone, or come with your teen 10+. Space is limited. Children 17 and under MUST bring along a signed consent form (available online and in library) in order to get a tattoo.  Registration is required.

Bad Art/ Poetry Studio

July 23, 1 pm.

FREE.  Like to draw, paint or doodle? Write prose? Are stick figures your best effort?   Are you a closet poet? Get the creative juices flowing.  Make a creation out of materials we have on hand.  Prizes awarded for Best, Worst and Starving Artist. No registration.

Free resources to find a good read

AwesomeBox. Was the book Awesome?  Return your book or audiobook with an Awesome bookmark or place in our Awesome box above the book return.  Visit our Awesomebox page at to see what your fellow readers have deemed Awesome.

Dear Reader Online Book Club. Monday - Friday, receive a five-minute selection of a book in your email for a 2-3 chapter sample each week. Click to sign up.

Novelist Plus.  Find descriptive author, title and series information about your favorite books. 

Oregon Public Library OREReads.  What are book clubs reading? What is next in your favorite series? Want to put your book collection or reading list online? You can find all these and more in our Good Reads page of our website.

The 2014 program is supported by the generous donations of the following businesses and organizations:

Friends of the Oregon Public Library
Janee Scinico, Thirty-One Gifts
South Central Library System

Subtown Deli