Summer Reading

Adult Summer Reading

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.

Every book you read will give you an entry in the weekly prize package drawing. Winners will receive a $30 gift certificate to a local restaurant, Reading by Design canvas tote bag, water bottle, and a coupon for the FOSL bookstore located within the library.

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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

Design your summer around the books and programs that are being offered at Samuels Public Library. There’s something for everyone during our Reading by Design Summer Reading Club! Be inspired by the creativity of authors, illustrators, builders, artists, architects, and everyone who makes our world a more interesting, livable, accessible, and beautiful place. Then explore your own creativity and design new worlds for yourself and all of us.

Register online using one of the links below, or sign up in person at the Youth Reference Desk.

We appreciate the Friends of Samuels Library, Dominion Energy, and American Woodmark for their support of these special events this summer.

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Read to Me by Design

Ages 5 & Under
Listen to five books each week to earn a prize!

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Reading by Design

Ages 6 - 11
Read one book a week to earn a prize!


Reading by Design Teens

Ages 12 - 18
Read one book a week to earn a prize!

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