Summer Reading Clubs for all ages ended on Friday, Aug. 7. Hundreds of children, teens, and adults participated, reading all summer long and participating in fun events and classes.
Now that the back-to-school season is upon us, do not let this be the end of visits to the library. The Abington Community Library is launching a brand new Frequent Reader program, kicking off in the month of September.
September is Library Card Sign-Up Month, so be sure your library card is current or if you don’t have a library card take this opportunity to apply for one. Register for a Frequent Reader Card and begin to earn rewards by visiting the library. Frequent Reader Cards are for all ages: anyone who comes to the library to get books.
Here is how it works: Pick up a Frequent Reader Card from the front desk or the children’s library. Get your card punched by a library staff member each time you pick up books for yourself. When you reach your tenth punch on the card, you are eligible to pick out a free book from the Book Nook. Discover a new series, ask staff for reading suggestions, or request books.
Will you be a frequent reader this fall?
This summer, adults who participated in the Summer Reading Club filled out Quick Rate slips for every book they read for the chance to win raffle baskets. Below, check out some of these books that were rated 5 stars by local readers:
• “Apart at the Seams” by Marie Bostwick
This cozy installment of the “Cobbled Quilts” series follows women of a quilting circle in Connecticut as they determine bravely to try things they never have before.
• “Elsewhere” by Richard Russo
Pulitzer-Prize-winning novelist Richard Russo writes about his mother in this funny and moving memoir.
• “My Sister’s Keeper” by Jodi Picoult
Is it morally correct to save a child’s life even if you infringe upon the rights of others? Picoult explores this subject in this touching and thoughtful novel.
• “Royal Wedding” by Meg Cabot
In this first adult installment of the Princess Diaries series, Princess Mia gets engaged to boyfriend Michael before becoming entangled in royal scandal, political intrigue, and other trials and tribulations of being a princess.
• “Walking Home” by Kelly Winters
A woman’s account of her physical, mental, and emotional journey on the Appalachian Trail.
• “Wayfaring Stranger” by James Lee Burke
An American saga perfect those who love thrillers, love stories, or history.