Summer Reading Club 2021 – Adults

Adults look forward to summer as much as kids do. Relax, take a vacation, and catch up on reading, and join your local library summer reading club!  It’s not just for kids – take this opportunity to have fun, explore new interests and (if you have children in your life) provide a good role model through reading!

What are the rules?

Summer Reading Club runs for 6 weeks in the summer – beginning on June 21st and ending with the finale party on August 2nd. The goal is for everyone to read at least 600 minutes each–about 15 minutes a day.  Not so hard!  Most people spend more time reading and deleting spam emails.  Think about what can be accomplished when you read something for enjoyment!

Registration opens June 1st.  Once you register, stop in at the library to receive your Summer Reading Club t-shirt while supplies last.  T-shirts have all been given out. Sorry. But we still have the fun embroidered patch!

Weekly Prize Drawings

Report your minutes each week to enter into weekly drawings for a chance to win books of your choosing, because…this is for adults and we know you love books!   Several winners will be chosen at random each week.  When you report 100 minutes online each week you will earn a different virtual badge on your account. If you’d like to print your own reading log at home click here to download a digital log.

Grand Prize Drawing

If you report 600 minutes by August 2nd, you will be entered into the our Grand Prize Drawing to win downtown gift certificates or a Brilliant Books Book of the Month membership.

Need Reading Ideas?

Anything goes when it comes to reading and literacy. We just want you to enjoy reading and literature in a way that is comfortable to you.  Here are a few ideas just to get you going:

  • Listen to an audiobook
  • Read a magazine
  • Read a newspaper
  • Clean out your emails (seriously, it’s reading!)
  • Read to others (pets love a good story)
  • Check out a board game with wordy directions
  • Play Mad Libs with a friend
  • Read THIS wonderful blog
  • Immerse yourself in poetry
  • Email/write your favorite author to see if they respond (most will!)
  • Read.a.book (ebook or physical)
  • Watch a movie with subtitles
  • Manga and comic books count, too!
  • Listen to a poem or book snippet through Dial-A-Story for adults 231.642.8385

More Ideas–Book Lists!

Each week of Tails & Tales Summer Reading Club has a theme.  Below are diverse, inclusive, welcoming and eclectic book lists incorporating the theme of the week to help you find your next book match or gather new ideas.  Each list will become “live” during its corresponding week. Enjoy!




Ready to begin? Click below to register, report and login!
Adult Readers - Summer Reading Registration

Click here for Finale Party details!

Other Extras

Are you jealous of the surprise book boxes the Teens are getting? Did you know that you can receive personalized recommendations for books from a library staff member each time you come into the library? Just visit us up on the 2nd Floor and say, “Can you recommend a good book?” We’ll ask you a few questions to make sure we know what you like to read and you’ll be on your way shortly with a stack of books! Would you rather receive those reading suggestions via email, so you can put the books on hold right away form home? Fill out this What Should I Read Next book recommendation form. We’ll reply within a couple of days with books picked just for you based on your reading preferences!

Don’t forget we have Craft Kits for Adults as well.  Stop by the Reference Desk and ask for one.  They change often and range from cat toys to Zen gardens to weaving, something for everyone!  While you are are there, check out the Seed Library at the top of the stairs–take some home,  save seeds to return to us!  What comes around, goes around.