Get the most from adult summer reading

By Rose Barnes, Health & Senior Services Librarian

It’s July, and summer is in full swing! If you’re like me you might relish the longer days and warm summer nights.

You also might find that you’re out and about more this summer after the past few years when it was imperative to limit social interaction and gathering. I’ve noticed that my normal summer reading onslaught has been tapered back due to more socializing.

So when logging my activities for the library’s adult summer reading program, I’ve found that I’m adding more activities than minutes read, which is something I encourage everyone to explore!

Try these activities for adult summer reading

Activities for summer reading are broken down into categories like reading a title from library-created lists, listening to audiobooks or music, watching videos or films on different platforms, or participating in various library activities.

Here are some of the activities I suggest

Visit each library location. Have you visited all three branches of the library? I find that each one has its own unique charm and characteristics.

Visit the Creative Studio. Have you explored the new Creative Studio yet? There are so many options to create and make something new at the studio. You can stop by the open studio on the first or third Wednesday each month from 1 to 5 pm, or request a learning lab appointment and get one-on-one assistance with the new equipment. 

Visit the Book Bike out in the community. I hope you’ve had the joy of catching the Book Bike out in the wild, but if you have not had the opportunity yet, then there is still time to attend a local community event with the Book Bike! 

Learn something new with LinkedIn Learning. LinkedIn Learning is an online learning platform with video tutorials to learn business, software, technology, and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. It’s a great way to learn something new for free!

There are so many more options for earning badges for the adult summer reading program. I hope you all challenge yourself to do something outside of the box this summer, and if anything, just enjoy the summer!

About Rose

Rose is an Adult Services Librarian specializing in health and senior services. She is a passionate reader, baker, and explorer who is always planning her next adventure.