Adults can join in summer reading at Everett library

  • Sun Jul 1st, 2012 3:59pm
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By Debra Smith Herald Writer

EVERETT — Grownups, here is an excuse to tuck that juicy paperback novel into your beach tote this summer.

For the first time, the Everett Public Library is offering a summer reading program for adults.

Read seven books and be entered into a drawing to win a Kindle e-reader.

“It sounded like a fun idea,” library director Eileen Simmons said.

Other libraries offer similar programs as a way to get adults to crack open a book, she said.

The program is modeled after the library’s popular summer reading program for kids, which culminates in a handshake with the mayor and lots of prizes.

Adults also get plenty of swag along the way, including a coupon for a free beverage at the Bookend Coffee Company, located at the main library branch, and a library tote bag.

The ultimate prize, a Kindle e-reader, was donated by the private Friends of the Library group.

A drawing is scheduled at the end of the summer. Everyone who meets the minimum goal of seven books read gets an entry. Those who also write a review regarding what they’ve read and turn it into the library can receive additional entries. The best of those reviews will appear on the library’s blog, A Reading Life, which is published on the Herald website.

The program, which began June 1 and runs until the end of August, has already proven popular, with 400 people signing up, Simmons said.

The grand prize drawing and Reader’s Party is scheduled for 7 p.m. Aug. 21.

Register for both the kids and the adult reading programs at either branch of the library. For more information, call 425-257-8000.

Debra Smith: 425-339-3197; dsmith@heraldnet.com