Friday, May 23, 2014

Smyrna Public Library Launches Its First Adult Summer Reading Program Today

The Smyrna Public Library launched its first Adult Summer Reading program today. The program, named Literary Elements, will compliment the longstanding annual children’s summer reading program.

This creative program is designed to “reignite the child reader” in all adults. A creative mix of reading options and activities are planned for the summer.  A grand prize of a Google Nexus Tablet reader will be offered to the overall winner in August. 

The Friends of Smyrna Library are excited to support this great initiative and applaud the library staff for doing an excellent job getting it setup.

Adult Summer Reading Program 2014

WHO: Adults aged 18 and older. Anyone may participate in the program, but only Smyrna Library Cardholders are eligible to win prizes in the drawing.
WHAT: Events and reading incentives to reignite the child reader in all of us. GRAND PRIZE: 7" Google Nexus Tablet
HOW: Pick up a "Literary Elements" punch card at Smyrna Library starting Friday, May 23, 2014. Accumulate 5 punches and enter your card into a drawing of prizes. Alert a Library staff member whenever you have completed a task, and he/she will punch your card. Pick up another card and start over again for more chances to win!

The Library has many events planned for adults this summer. Visit the Library's online calendar to get full details about each event. In honor of this summer's theme of science, adults will also be treated to a series of MAKER MONDAY events. Let loose your inner "maker" and join us for these fun crafts, activities, movies and discussions.

MAKER MONDAYS Literary Elements Atom
Mondays in June & July
6:00 p.m.
Smyrna Library, Meeting Room

Check out a science or SciFi book/audiobook
Check out a science or SciFi DVD
Check out an ebook or eAudiobook
Check out a digital magazine on Zinio
Check out an item on hoopla (movies, music, more!)
Watch a video on IndieFlix
Watch a tutorial on Atomic Training
Watch a language tutorial on Mango
Research a trip on World Travel database
“Like” a Library site on Facebook
Follow a Library feed on Twitter
Follow a Library pinboard on Pinterest
Sign up for the Library’s e-Newsletter
Attend an FOSL book club discussion
Explore a GALILEO database
Visit the Library’s Upper Level art galleries
Attend an Adult Summer Reading event
Attend any book club discussion in June or July


Visit the Friends of the Library Display space on the first floor
Visit a science-themed museum this summer
Identify a constellation in the night sky
Release your inner maker – try a new “Maker” or DIY project this summer (use a Library book, magazine article or website like Instructables for ideas)
Read a book to a child (or a grown-up!)
Listen to an audiobook on your commute, a trip or while working out
Visit the Smyrna History Museum
View the Civil War artifacts exhibit in Smyrna Library’s Upper Level gallery
Browse the New Books shelf (blue wall, first floor)
Browse the Display Bay of adult fiction (brick wall near Adult Fiction)
Browse the print magazine collection (new issues First Floor and back issues Second Floor)
Read an article in a science-themed magazine (i.e., Discover, Natural History, Popular Mechanics, Sierra)
Browse the books in the “Banner” collections on the Library Catalog
Browse the Staff Picks collections on the Axis360 Magic Wall
Plant a flower, vegetable or fruit garden this summer
Recycle glass or old electronics at the Smyrna Recycle Center
Clean out a closet and donate your old books to Friends of Smyrna Library
Search for a book, audiobook or movie using the Library Catalog
Renew your books online
Register to vote


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