Photos of the Prize Winners in August's branch and city-wide prize drawings

Sign Up for the 2010 Adult Summer Reading Program [now closed]

2010 Entry Form  |   2010 Booklet

Submit a Summer Reading Book Review  |  Submit a Reader List

7 new Reviews - read them here!  |  1 new List - read it here!

My Favorite Spot to Read - Submit a Photo

Visit the libraries' new Books, Movies and More pages for more reading suggestions!

BookGuide Reader Site  |  Booklists for Reading Suggestions

Everyone's Reading 2010 logo

Welcome to the Lincoln City Libraries' 2010 Adult Summer Reading Program site. We had such a positive response to the Adult Summer Reading Program the past two years that we're doing it again! This year, we invite you to "Water Your Mind – Read".

In 2008 and 2009, over 1600 participants in the Adult Summer Reading Program had the opportunity to submit the titles of the books they had read during the summer months, with brief comments about the books, on slips that were then placed into drawings at the end of the summer for Adult Summer Reading Program prizes. In 2009, we invited you to be more to be even more interactive with us, by submitting book reviews, reading list suggestions and photos of yourself reading on vacation. We want to continue that interactive trend this year by encouraging you to submit photos of you or a family member reading in your favorite garden spot.

This summer, once again, you'll receive a booklet when you sign up, or you can print one off from the links above. Use the reading log in the booklet to keep track of what books you've read or listened to from June 1 through July 31. With each book you complete, you can fill out entry forms to be entered into a drawing for a fabulous Book Lovers Bag at your own local library. If you read a total of four books, you can fill out the form in your booklet to be entered into the Grand Prize Drawing for the entire library system at the end of July!

Library Director Pat Leach enjoys a summer readNew for 2010! — The first 500 adult summer readers to complete the four book program requirement will receive a Lincoln City Libraries "Everyone's Reading" sport water bottle from their library! This 22 oz. plastic bottle (see example at right) is perfect for keeping yourself or your plants hydrated this summer.

Returning this year - Share a recommendation! — We invite you to submit book reviews or thematic lists of some of your favorite summer reads, via the Reviews and Reader Lists links on this page, to be shared with fellow Adult Summer Reading Program participants here on the libraries' web site.

Kathryn K enjoys a summer read in per backyard gardenReturning this year - Submit a photo! — With this year's garden/gardening theme of "Water Your Mind – Read", we want to see what your favorite green space is to read! Do you like to sit in the Sunken Gardens with the latest Lisa Scottoline? Do you like to listen to Janet Evanovich as a book-on-CD while walking on Lincoln's hiker/biker trails, or jog to a new biography audiofile downloaded onto your MP3 player? Did you take a David Baldacci paperback with you on your tour of San Diego's Balboa Park? Are you escaping with a new Grisham to one of Lincoln's hidden gems, like Hazel Abel Park? Will you enjoy a political history tome on a picnic in Pioneers Park? Or maybe you'll just make use of a BBQ recipe book while cooking out in your own backyard paradise!

Have a digital photo taken of yourself, with a book, at one of your favorite garden reading spots, then send it to us, along with the information at our Adult Summer Reading Program photos page, and we'll share it with other readers here on the libraries' web site!

Subscribe to the Adult Programs & Events Newsletter to receive weekly Adult Summer Reading booklists!

2010 Summer Reading Booklists so far: Week One -- Think Green | Week Two -- To a Watery Grave | Week Three -- Gardening Non-Fiction | Week Four -- Naval Warfare Fiction | Week Five -- Water Your Mind | Week Six -- Gardening Fiction | Week Seven -- Rivers and Water | Week Seven -- Gardening Mysteries (see graphic above)

We've still got archives of information from the past two year's Adult Summer Reading Programs. You're welcome to visit these pages:

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