Library Offers Summer Reading Programs For Adults

Night is the theme of the adult program where active readers can win prizes and enjoy good books.


The adult summer reading program starts Monday at the and local librarians are asking readers to keep the lights on.

The national theme for the program is “Light up the Night." Each of the events in the adult summer reading program will focus on night time activities in some way, expect for the computer lecture.

"CSI Library" is the first event in the program and will feature members of the explaining what happens at a crime scene. The lecture is on June 26.

Master Gardener Linda Olsen will discuss how "flowers can brighten the night landscape." The event titled White Garden/Night Garden will be held on July 17.

Dr. Jeffrey Nascimento will discuss how to get a better night's sleep on July 24. He will tackle the following topics on Sleep Apnea and Insomnia:

  • Symptoms
  • Consequences if left untreated
  • How to manage them

"Bat Lady" Gerri Griswold will bring in two of the flying mammals to explain their importance in nature on Aug. 7. Griswold will also discuss her role as a bat rehabilitator and how to treat the injured animals.

The final program in the adult summer reading program will be on Aug. 21 and will discuss helpful ways to better use the computer. Computer expert and author of “Is This Thing On?” Abby Stokes will lead a demonstration by the same name.  She will discuss the following items:

  • Selecting a computer
  • Setting up a computer
  • Signing up for email
  • Internet access and using the World Wide Web
  • Printers, scanners
  • Working a wireless router
  • Answer basic questions about software

“We are always hoping for adults to enjoy the library," said Cora J. Belden Library Assistant Director Carole Fisher. "We hope these different kind of events will appeal to them.”

All programs will be held on Tuesday nights and will start at 6:30 p.m. The program will run from June 18 to Aug. 31.

When a reader complete a book this summer, they will receive a rechargeable flashlight and after three books, a free book will be their prize. The prizes are only while supplies last.

Every time, someone who is enrolled in the summer reading comes to the library that person can fill out a raffle ticket for a chance to win one of the themed baskets displayed at the reference desk.

To register for the programs, stop by the library, visit its website www.rockyhilllibrary.info or call 860-258-7623.


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