Adult Summer Reading Program

Literary Elements

June 8 - August 15, 2015

Registration starts on June 8. You can register at the Library or online.

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 8 and August 23, 2015.
  • Each week two completed entries will be drawn for the weekly drawings. (One weekly prize per person).  Weekly drawings begin Monday, June 22nd.  All entries not drawn for weekly prizes are eligible for the grand prize drawings.  Grand prizes will be drawn Tuesday, August 18th.  Winners will be notified.
  • Parents/guardians reading to children can count the same hours of reading toward books in the adult program.  Three Mission Files equals one book (one entry form).

Grand Prizes are themed gift baskets.

Tastefully Simple gift basket by Christy Archer
Stress Free Travel basket

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.

Rock ArtRock Art

June 17, 2-6 pm.

FREE.  Make a zentangled rock, pet rock, garden marker or zen rock... We will have supplies (including the rocks) you need to sharpie, paint or Mod Podge garden rocks into beautiful art. Ages 10-Adult.

Comic Book Crafts

July 15, 2 pm.

FREE.  We are turning old comics into jewelry and other decorative items. Library provides supplies.

Credit Card Points/Miles Demystified

July 23, 6 pm

FREE.  The biggest reason people say they can't travel is money -- they don't have enough of it. But what if you could take money out of the equation, or at least significantly lower the financial burden of travel? Join us as we discover the art of free and discounted travel. "Travel hacking" doesn't involve anything illegal -- it's simply a way to use your everyday spending to accumulate points and miles which you can trade in for free or cheap travel. Learn the ins and outs of credit card rewards systems, as well as helpful tips to get you started right away.  Presented by Erin Chisman.

Murder Mystery After Hours

(Friday) Aug 7, 6 pm.
FREE.  There's been a murder in the library.  Registration required to participate in this whodunit. Refreshments will be served.

LEGO Creations Expo

August 13-15
FREE.  Bring your LEGO creations from home to the Library and have a chance to win cool prizes.
Registration required to compete, but everyone is welcome to view the creations. Judging categories are: Grades K-1, Grades 2-3, Grades 4-6, Teen/Adult, and Team/Family.

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. 

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 OREReads page of our website.

The 2015 program is supported by the generous donations of the following businesses and organizations:

Friends of the Oregon Public Library
Tastefully Simple by Christy Archer