Adult Summer Reading- Build a Better World
How Adult Summer Reading Works
- Stop by the Information Services desk to sign up.
- You will receive a packet with book review slips and a brochure of programs to attend.
- Read a book and then write a review! For each book review submitted, you will receive a chance to win a raffle prize. Note: Only reviews written about books completed during summer reading are eligible.
- For each official Summer Reading Program attended you will receive three chances to win a raffle prize. Look for the Summer Reading logo to indicate eligible programs.
Adult Summer Reading Programs
Summer Reading Program Kick Off Party
Thursday, June 15th 5-7 pm
Ever wonder what the library is like when it’s closed? Wonder no more; you can stop in to help us launch the 2017 Summer Reading Program. We will be making blankets, making cards and writing letters. You can also learn all about our upcoming summer programming.
*Cards and letters created will go to Treats for Troops (to be included in care packages) and blankets will be donated to the Project Linus Foundation to be distributed to children (ages birth to 18) in need.
Give Back Days
As part of our theme of Building a Better World, we have chosen two organizations (Treats for Troops and Project Linus) to help give back. Stop in during our drop in times to make blankets for kids or write supportive letters/cards to send to military personnel. Feel free to also bring in donations for the above-mentioned organizations during these times (see below for a list of acceptable donations).
*Please bring in your own materials for blanket making. Supplies will be provided for card making but feel free to bring in any special supplies you may wish to use.
- Tuesday, June 20th 3-5 pm
- Thursday, June 22nd 1-3 pm
- Monday, June 26th 11 am-2 pm
- Wednesday, June 28th 2-4 pm
- Thursday, July 6th 1-3 pm
- Monday, July 10th 11-2 pm
- Friday, July 14th 1-3 pm
- Tuesday, July 25th 3-5 pm
- Wednesday, August 9th 2-4pm
- Friday, August 11th 1-3 pm
The Greater World and its Community: Solar Eclipses
Saturday, August 5th 2-4 pm
Join the Bucks-Mont Astronomical Association as they help us prepare for the upcoming solar eclipse, due to take place on Monday, August 21, 2017. The presenter will explain the various types of eclipses we encounter on Earth and will demonstrate how a solar eclipse occurs. We will also explore what the eclipse will be like in our area compared to other areas and discuss how our natural environment responds during a total solar eclipse. Safe solar-viewing techniques will be covered as well as how to build a safe solar viewer. This is a family friendly event! The program’s content is geared toward 4th grade through adults but younger children are welcome!
Building a Better World Through Civic Engagement- 2 part series
Part One- Voter Rights
Presented by the League of Women Voters, Bucks County Chapter
Tuesday, August 8th 6:30-7:30 pm
Join us as we learn about your rights as a voter, how to register, how the voting calendar works, and about voting reform proposals.
*The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government.
Part Two- Gerrymandering
Presented by Fair Districts Pennsylvania
Tuesday, August 15th 6:30-7:30 pm
Keep hearing the term Gerrymandering and not sure what it is all about? Join us as Fair Districts Pennsylvania explains what gerrymandering is and why it matters.
*Fair Districts Pennsylvania is a nonpartisan coalition of citizens and organizations working on issues surrounding fair representation for all citizens.
Summer Donation Collections
Can’t make it to one of our Give Back Days?- Stop in between June 15th and August 25th to drop off donations for our Give Back Organizations- Please drop off when the library is open. Drop-off bins are in the library.
Project Linus Donations
We are collecting blankets of varying sizes (for birth through age 18). Blankets accepted are new, handmade, knitted, crocheted, quilts or fleece (single layered only).
Treats for Troops Donations– Items below in bold are the most frequently requested.
|Baby wipes||Foot powder||Protein bars|
|Bar soap||Fruit cocktail||Puzzle books|
|Batteries – AA||Games||Q-tips|
|Beef jerky||Granola bars||Raisins|
|Body lotion||Handmade cards from children w/ Positive messages to the Troops||Ramon noodles|
|Campbell’s Chunky Chili||Hot sauce||Rice Krispie treats|
|Campbell’s Chunky Soup||Ibuprofen||Salt and pepper|
|Candy bars||Jigsaw puzzle||Shaving cream|
|Cereal bars||Lip balm||Silly String|
|Chef Boyardee raviolis||Lollipops||Slim Jims|
|Chess set||Macaroni and cheese||Soap dish|
|Chicken salad -lunch to go||Manicure sets||Toilet paper|
|Coffee creamer||Microwave popcorn||Toothbrush holder|
|Coloring books||Novels||Tootsie pops|
|Crayons||Peanut butter||Toys and games|
|Cup of noodles||Peanut butter crackers||Trail mix|
|Dental floss||Peanuts||Travel first aid kit|
|Devil Dogs||Playing cards||Tuna fish in a pouch & Mayo|
|Dinty Moore beef stew||Poker chips||Tuna salad kits -lunch to go|
|Disposable camera||Pop-Tarts||Uncle Ben’s microwave rice meals|
|DVDs||Powdered drink mix -individual servings||Vienna sausage|
|Earplugs||Powdered Gatorade||Waterless hand sanitizer|
|Envelopes||Power bars||White socks|
|Eye drops||Writing tablets|
About Our Give Back Organizations:
Mission: First: Provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans, lovingly created by volunteer “blanketeers.” Second: Provide a rewarding and fun service opportunity for interested individuals and groups in local communities, for the benefit of children. www.projectlinus.org
Philadelphia Treats for Troops- Main Line Troop Support
Treats for Troops is a local group of volunteers who started sending care packages to the troops over ten years ago. When asking how they can best support the troops, Colonel John Gronski told the group that by sending care packages, “you strengthen the morale and the heart of our brave Warriors and their families.” www.philatreatsfortroops.com