Summer Reading

Youth Summer Reading

May 1st - August 10th

In the midst of the unusual circumstances we are facing, children, teens, and adults are challenged to Dig Deeper: Read, Investigate, Discover. Samuels Library’s Summer Reading Clubs are beginning early, on May 1st, and library patrons are invited to register for Summer Reading Club, log their books read, attend virtual programs, and collect badges online. When the library re-opens, come in to receive your prizes and enjoy some great programs. We look forward to seeing you then!

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Attention Summer Readers - are you bored at home?
Sign up for our Virtual Dig Deeper Summer Reading Club and enjoy the perks of membership!
Families can now pick up craft kits and S.T.E.M. bags when they come in to pick up their books curbside!
Each week a zany new experiment or colorful masterpiece awaits!
Please call 540.635.3153 to reserve your kit prior to pickup.
One kit per child please. As supplies last.
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Pre-readers may earn their prizes by listening to five books each week. School-age readers earn a prize by reading one book each week, and teens earn their prizes by completing one book 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.

Thank you to the sponsors of Summer Reading Club:
Friends of Samuels Library
MOMs Club of Front Royal


Adult Summer Reading

May 1st - August 8th

“Dig Deeper into Your Library” Adult Summer Reading is here! Join us for a fun-filled summer of books, programs and prizes designed to keep "grown-ups" reading, learning and playing all summer long. Due to these unprecedented times, we have decided to start this year’s summer reading program on May 1st to give us more time to enjoy our reading material! Register for the program online using the link below, or sign up by calling 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, which you can use when the library reopens. 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 8th.

Weekly drawings will be held every Monday beginning May 11th, and ending August 8th. Each week one person will be mailed a gift certificate for a local business along with a dozen donuts from your local Apple House! Additionally, anyone who completes an activity badge in the Adult reading challenge will receive a special gift in the mail from the library!

Mid-Program Prize Drawing | Friday, June 12th
  • Amazon Fire tablet that includes Zoom sessions with the Adult Reference department to help you get it all set up
Grand Prize Drawing | Monday, August 10th
  • The Valley’s Natural Beauties Package, which includes an annual pass to Skyline Drive, an annual pass to Shenandoah River State Park, and more incredible prizes!

This year our summer reading program will be completely online due to the stay at home order issued by the governor. We will be having online Zoom sessions on a variety of topics, including a special program by our local Kiln Doctor, photography, poetry, our online resources, and so much more!

Since this year will be heavily online based, the staff at Samuels Library are making themselves available for you via phone or email! If you need any help, please do not hesitate to email us at or call us at 540.635.3153. Check out our available times below:

Monday - Thursday - 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday & Saturday - 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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

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