Adult Summer Reading Program

“Literary Elements” is the theme of the Winfield Public Library’s 2014 Adult Summer Reading Program combining science and literature in a variety of ways sure to pique your interest.  The focus this summer is on science and literature – either together or separately.  Find great non-fiction books about science or fiction that is based on science.  And as always – you can win reading anything that you like!

There are four ways to win prizes this year.  Read books on certain topics to fill in a tic-tac-toe board, review books, fill out quizzes, or just read what you usually do and fill out a reading log.  Prizes include a Kindle Fire 7-Inch HD tablet, a $50 gift certificate from College Hill Coffee, puzzles, bags, tumblers, BOOKS and more.  Check out the prize display case where you can see everything you can win!

Along with the summer reading program, the library is bringing back the book program that looks at science in our daily lives called Pushing the Limits thanks to a grant from the Califa Group.

The first summer book discussion will be on Thursday, June 26, 7 – 8:30pm.  Dr. Rick Cowlishaw, professor of Biology from Southwestern College will be leading the discussion of Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver.  Dr. Cowlishaw’s interests are in aquatic biology, ecology, climate, and environmental science.

Dr. Patrick Ross, professor of Biology from Southwestern College will lead the discussion of The Voyage of the Narwhal by Andrea Barrett on Thursday, July 24, 7 – 8:30pm.  Dr. Ross has research interests in behavioral and evolutionary ecology.

And for those interested in education, success and leadership, Christina Salomon will be presenting and facilitating a discussion on the book Mindset by Carol Dweck on Wenesday, June 25 at 7pm.

Stop by the Literary Elements display at the library to pick up your summer reading program materials to enter to win the great prizes in store this summer.  Stop by the front desk of the library to pick up your book for the great book discussions!

And make sure you check out the displays we have at the library this summer by RobotZone and the Southwestern College Science Department.  “We’re excited the Library is hosting a Summer Reading Program for the community centered around the sciences and technology.  We hope these STEM centered displays engage, inspire and educate those young and old,” said Brian Petty of RobotZone.

You’re in for a great summer at the Winfield Public Library!  For more information call 221-4470.

The 2014 Adult Summer Reading Program is sponsored in part by the Friends of the Winfield Public Library, College Hill Coffee, RobotZone and the Southwestern Science Department.