Adult Summer Reading Club
Adult Summer Reading Club is a free program we offer through the months of June and July to all adults ages 18+.
Our goal is to get you reading and keep promoting reading/learning to everyone, no matter what age you are.
Often times we see lots of caregivers participate along with their child in the kid's Summer Reading Club!
You are not only enriching your life through this program, but it encourages you to pass on these aspects of learning to future generations as well.
Last year we had over 100 adult signups and participants!
And, the Longview Public Library offered it's first ever, virtual summer reading club for 2020!
When we had to switch things up a bit to move towards virtual/digital, it was a heavy blow to us that we couldn’t have everyone in here for programs and events like we normally do during summer.
But, with some trial and success, we’re happy with the results and ready to incorporate what we’ve learned into future events!
This year, we will be offering hybrid events. Some virtual/online, and some in person with social distance guidelines and rules to follow (i.e. wearing a mask).
Patron participation and word of mouth is a BIG part of our Adult Summer Reading Club success, so we encourage you to get signed up, and participate in the weekly challenges and events we have to offer!
REGISTERING FOR ADULT SUMMER READING CLUB
• Ages 18+ are eligible to sign up for ASRC
• Pre-registration is May 1 - June 6.
• You must be registered to participate in any of the raffles, giveaways, or challenges. You do not need a library card to participate in ASRC, but it is encouraged for you to get one, so you can check out books for the reading challenge! Find out how to get a library card in the "MY ACCOUNT" tab in the upper menu.
• Instead of a Kick-Off Party like we usually have each year, we'll be having Registration Kick-Off all throughout May and the first week of June.
Register online, or in-person, and you can come into the library to pick up a free "Welcome to Adult SRC" gift bag. Bags are first come, first serve while supplies last. Each one will include some goodies to get you in the summer mood.
Select bags might also include special prizes like coffee certificates to local shops, digital movie codes, or a $25 gift card!
Will you be a lucky one?!
To sign up online, please use the link provided below to fill out and submit a Google Form.
It will ask for basic information like name and email, and that will be sent to our staff to have on hand.
After that, you're all set!
Be sure to swing by the front desk to collect your "Welcome to Adult SRC" gift bag!
REGISTER IN PERSON
If you need assistance in registering for ASRC, just visit the front circulation desk and staff will be happy to sign you up!
They'll ask for basic information like name, email, phone, etc.
And then you'll be all set to go!
Be sure to collect your "Welcome to Adult SRC" gift bag!
WEEKLY READING CHALLENGE RAFFLE
Every week throughout ASRC, patrons can submit a raffle ticket for completing their reading goals.
For every 100 pages read, or 2 hours worth of audiobooks listened to = 1 raffle ticket.
- 200 pages = 2 raffle tickets filled out.
- 8 hours of an audiobook listened to = 4 raffle tickets
Participants can submit raffle tickets online using a Google Form.
Or, you're welcome to come into the library and fill out a physical ticket slip and drop it into the ASRC box located next to the front desk area. Be sure to fill out a ticket for each goal amount.
Please note that we will not be able to take submissions over the phone.
Participants can begin submitting raffle tickets on June 7.
Raffle duration is June 7 - July 18, so we will have 6 drawings total.
You have until Sunday of each week to get your tickets submitted. Tickets will be collected on Monday, and we will draw a winner and announce them on Facebook (usually in the morning or afternoon). The process then resets and you're free to submit tickets for the next weekly drawing.
Go for a grand prize and try to complete our Bookmark Challenge for the year!
Print out this slip and complete all the tasks on the list.
Once finished, bring your slip back to the library and return it at the front desk.
You name will be entered into a raffle drawing for an amazing prize package!Some of these challenges involve reading certain types of books, so be sure to fill out weekly raffle drawing tickets as you go!
Deadline to complete Bookmark Challenge and return slip:
July 19, 2021.
Here's a list of the challenges:
• Visit a local bookstore
• Eat somewhere local
• Read a book written by a female author
• Attend an in-person or virtual library event
• Read a book with a title that’s a question
• Read a nonfiction book about an accomplished person you’ve never heard of.
• Read a fiction book with an animal as the main character.
• Read a book written by a local author
• Watch a movie with an animal as the main focus.
• Visit a local attraction.
Adult Summer Reading Club Events
Adult Craft Day - Drill Spin Art
10:30 AM, outside on Eastman Library Plaza
** Sign-up required.
It's our classic Paint Pour tutorial with a spin!
Join library staff as they teach you to create a unique painting using a drill!
Please note this class will be held in-person, outside on the library plaza.
Dress cool and comfortably. This will involve some paint splattering, so wear clothing you don't mind getting messy!
Sign up by calling (903) 237-1350, or visit the front desk.
Supplies will be provided.
Limited slots available. If class is full, you can request to be put on a wait list.
June 21 - June 27
Virtual Pet Show Contest
Library Facebook Page
We couldn't resist holding an animal themed event to match this year's Summer Reading Club theme: "Tails, Tales, and St-ROAR-ies."
And this time, it's your furry (scaly, feathery, etc,) friends time to shine in our Virtual Pet Show Contest!
On June 21, we'll make a post to the Library's Facebook Page announcing the contest.
Show us your best picture or video of your pets in the comments section of the post. We'll be judging multiple categories:
"Best Trick / Most Talented"
"Pet That Looks Most Like It's Owner"
And maybe a few surprise categories we have in store.
Post a pic/vid to the comments, and tell us your pet's name. Make sure to throw a like or love out to some of the other submissions!
Multiple entries allowed, but put your best into each post!
The last day to post something will be June 27.
After that, a select group of library staff will judge for the awards.
Late Night Movie - "A Quiet Place Part II" (PG-13)
Summertime wouldn’t be complete without a late-night movie!
We’ll be screening “A Quiet Place Part II” (PG-13), outside on the Library Eastman Plaza.
Bring blankets, chairs, and snacks!
We’ll be serving limited quantities of free popcorn.
Library services will be unavailable at the time, but the building will be open to use the restrooms if needed.
Virtual Gardening: Quikrete Cement Planters
Carla is back with another round of virtual gardening! This time, she'll show you how to create a unique vessel and container for your gardens using Quikrete, a commercial cement mix you can find at your local hardware stores.
Get inspired, and learn how to make unique shapes and designs to spruce up your summer/fall garden containers!
A limited amount of free supply kits will be given out starting July 19.
Materials should be handled by adults! Please follow instructions accordingly to create your own planter at home.
The tutorial will be posted onto the Library Facebook Page at 11:00 AM, via Facebook LIVE.
If you can't tune in for the live airing, then catch the video posted at a later time.
And feel free to ask Carla questions! We'll be watching with you, and pass those along to her.