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; firstname.lastname@example.org