Summer Reading

Adult Summer Reading

June 7th - August 10th

Join us for a fun-filled summer of books, programs and prizes designed to keep "grown-ups" reading, learning and playing all summer long. Register for the program online using the link below, or sign up in person at the Adult Reference Desk.

For the first book you log in the program, you'll receive a coupon for one free item at Epilogue, the Friends of Samuels Library's used book store located in the library. Each book you log will count towards one entry in our weekly and grand prize drawings - the more books you log, the more chances you have to win! Books entered are cumulative and will continue to count as an entry through the final drawing held on August 12th.

Weekly drawings will be held every Monday beginning June 17th, and ending August 5th. Each week one person will receive a Showtime @ Your Library tote bag, a $20 gift certificate to Royal Cinemas, and a $30 gift certificate to a local restaurant.

Mid-Program Prize Drawing | Friday, July 12th
  • $200 gift certificate to the Kennedy Center, and a $100 gift certificate to use toward food or parking
Grand Prize Drawings | Monday, August 12th
  • $200 gift certificate to the Kennedy Center, and a $100 gift certificate to use toward food or parking
  • Amazon Fire Tablet with free, unlimited support from your friendly Samuels Adult Reference Staff to help you set it up

Going away for the summer? You can still participate! Just record the books you read online. You can also download free eBooks, magazines, videos and music from one of our online resources.

This program was made possible through the generous donation and support of the Friends of Samuels Library. Thank you, FOSL!


Youth Summer Reading

June 7th - August 10th

It's Showtime at Your Library! It’s your time to shine during our annual Summer Reading Club! Beginning June 7th, you can take center stage by reading great books and earning prizes! Come to the many programs at the library this summer, and you will be a star!

Pre-readers may earn their prize each week by listening to five books. School-age readers earn a prize by reading one book each week, and teens earn their prizes by completing two books each week.

Use Beanstack to log your books online, earn badges for books read and activities completed. You will also have access to themed guides for researching and enjoying topics of interest, write reviews to share with others, and see what other kids are reading this summer. Follow this link for more information on using Beanstack.

The library will be having a special kick-off day on Friday, June 7th. There will be special prizes for the first two hundred children who sign up for Summer Reading Club that day. You can buy a frozen treat from the C&C ice cream truck, featuring a new flavor: It’s Showtime at Your Library! Wakefield Country Day School will be providing balloons, and their mascot Leonidas the owl will be on hand to greet children. There will also be face painting in the morning, before local entertainer Kevin Owens presents a balloon animal program at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., Larsen’s Amazing World of Reptiles will be here so our patrons can learn about reptiles from around the world, with the opportunity to hold or touch them. It’s going to be a great day, and we hope that many children will begin their summer vacation with a visit to the library.

Thank you to the sponsors of Summer Reading Club:
Friends of Samuels Library
Rotary Club of Warren County
Elks Lodge #2382
Warren County Veterinary Clinic