Riverside Public Library

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Adult Summer Reading Program

Rosin up your reading bows, Fellow Readers, and warm up for the 3rd Annual Online Summer Reading Program for Adults! (Why let the kids have all the fun?) While last year’s theme honored our animal friends, this year’s theme celebrates the music that soothes those savage beasts: “Read to the Rhythm”

(If you are like Mizz Reader, you are more than happy to read to it. Just don’t ask us to dance to it. Can we get an Amen?)

 Information on how to register for the Adult program is now posted here on our blog

FAQs for the Youth program are here

The program will run for  9 weeks—13 June to 15 August—with a chance for you to win a prize each week. Here’s how it works: for every book or eBook you read (or audiobook you listen to) from the Riverside Public Library’s catalog, you’ll submit a rating and a short review to the Summer Reading Program website. Your name will then be entered into our weekly random prize drawing one time for each of your submissions. (See our FAQs to find out what you can win!) Participants who read (or listen to) 5 or more books during the 9 weeks of the program will also be entered into our Grand Prize drawing for the complete music library of Engelbert Humperdinck. On 8-track.

JUST KIDDING! The Grand Prize this year, thanks to the generosity of the Friends of the Library, is a Kindle Fire HD 7″ 8GB. (On which you can access the many wonderful YouTube clips of the wonderful Mr. Humperdinck.)

Winners’ names will be announced each Saturday on our blog. 

Registration for the adult program is entirely online, and all reviews will be posted online as well. You can create a username for your account (your name will not appear on your reviews—total anonymity!), and you’ll also have the ability to upload an avatar. The best part: all your summer reading titles and reviews will be cached for you! All you need is a valid RPL card to get started.

Side note: online registration for summer reading is for the adult program only. The munchkins still register in person at any of our 8 branches. Check here for more info. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to shoot an email to Mizz Reader!

Here’s to a soundfest summer filled with shared reviews of good books and reading to the rhythm,

Mizz T. Rae Reader

P.S. ¡La Señora Reader invita sus reseñas de libros en español!


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