Adult Summer Reading Program

June 3rd - July 29th

Summer reading isn't just for kids. Check out Samuels Public Library’s 2023 Adult Summer Reading Program - this year our program includes crafts, drawing, photography workshops and more! There’s something for everyone this summer at Samuels Library! Register for the summer reading program, for an opportunity to win awesome prizes, online or at the Adult Reference desk.

Record each book you read online or ask Reference staff to record titles for you. Every print book, eBook and audiobook you record is an entry into our weekly drawing for a $15 Apple House gift card or our biweekly drawing for an awesome prize basket. You can also download free eBooks, magazines, videos and music on our website so don’t miss out!

Note: If you have participated in one of our reading programs in the past using Beanstack, you don't need to create a new user to sign up - simply login to your original account and check the box to register for the current program.

Use Beanstack to log your books online, earn badges for books read and activities completed. You can write reviews to share with others, and see what other people are reading this summer. Follow this link for more information on using Beanstack.

Adult Summer Reading is made possible through the generous donation and support of the Friends of Samuels Library. Thank you FOSL!

Special Basket Drawing | Thursday, June 15th

We’re kicking off Summer Reading with a surprise raffle! Come to our Bigfoot event on June 15th to be entered into a raffle for a hard-to-find Bigfoot basket. Here’s what you could win:

The Bigfoot Basket
  • The United States of Cryptids by J. W. Ocker
  • A high-powered flashlight and binoculars
  • A stainless steel multi-tool for hiking, camping, and outdoor survival

Biweekly Basket Drawings

Every two weeks, we’ll pull an additional drawing for a basket prize. Winners can choose one of any of these baskets as their prize. At the end of Adult Summer Reading (August 3rd), we’ll draw for two!

The String Basket
  • DIY cross stich bookmark kits
  • Macramé kits and DIY string art crafts for beginners
  • Embroidery floss, scissors, and knitting needles
The Sculpting Basket
  • A woodcarving kit including wood, tools, and cut-resistant gloves
  • Air-dry clay pottery kit including tools, guides, and paints
  • Wire art and jewelry beading toolsets
  • A needle fettling kit
The Paper Basket
  • A make-your-own-paper kit
  • A calligraphy pen set with an introduction to calligraphy kit
  • Mindfulness coloring book, sketchbook, and market set
The Great Outdoors Basket
  • A fishing pole kit, including line, hooks, and bionic bait
  • Trekking poles and field guides to Virginia wildlife, flowers, and more
  • A survival kit, including first aid
The Custom Jewelry Basket
  • First Time Jewelry Making by Tammy Prowley
  • Jewelry making supplies, including beads, necklace chains, and tools for repair and beading
  • A polymer clay earring making kit
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