Adult Summer Reading Program

June 1st - August 3rd

Summer reading isn't just for kids. Check out Samuels Public Library’s 2024 Adult Summer Reading Program - this year our program includes crafts, tiny art, robots 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 the time you spend reading online or ask Reference staff to record your time for you. Every 30 minutes that you read and log into Beanstack is an entry into our weekly drawing for our biweekly drawing for an awesome prize basket. Complete the challenge by reading 10 hours or more and be entered into our grand prize drawing!

On the go all summer? 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 time online and earn badges and prizes for registering and completing the challenge. 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!

Biweekly Basket Drawings

Every two weeks, we’ll pull a drawing for a basket prize. Each basket comes with a Skyline Caverns pass, a piece of locally made pottery, book recommendation scratch off cards, and Virginia field guides for wildlife, birds, trees, and wildflowers. Differences in baskets are a choice between coffee, tea, seeds, spices, or chocolates from around the world. Winners can choose one of any of these baskets as their prize!

Grand Prize Drawing

Complete the Summer Reading Challenge by logging 10 or more hours of reading and be entered in our grand prize drawing for a certificate for a guided hike or personal fitting with Next Bend Adventures!

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