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WCCLS Launches Redesigned Summer Reading Program for Adults

For immediate RELEASE
Date: May 22, 2015

Contact: Jodi Nielsen, Senior Program Educator
Washington County Cooperative Library Services
www.wccls.org
503-846-3235

Washington County, Oregon: Don’t let the kids have all the fun with summer reading! Once again this year at the Washington County Cooperative Library Services (WCCLS) libraries, summer reading for adults means finding great book suggestions in your inbox, sharing your reads, fun prizes for book lovers, and great events at your local library. Adults who have participated in Summer Reading in previous years may notice that a few things are a little different this year. Based on great feedback we received at the end of the 2014 program, WCCLS learned that participants wanted more online interaction, more books, and more frequent prize drawings, so we have incorporated these ideas into the 2015 summer program for adults.

How does summer reading for adults work?

  1. Sign-up online (www.wccls.org/asrp) or in one of our 15 WCCLS member libraries from June 1 to August 31.
  2. Opt-in to receive the summer reading email newsletter. Emails will be sent every two weeks, full of reading ideas from fellow summer readers and WCCLS library staff, plus great events at your local library, and more!
  3. Every two weeks, WCCLS will draw from all the registrants for fun prizes for book lovers.

If you want to be more involved – become a Reading Hero!

If you want even more fun with books this summer, we think you are a Reading Hero!

  • Visit our WCCLSreads Tumblr page (wcclsreads.tumblr.com) from June 1 to August 31 to share the books you are enjoying with WCCLS (no account required).
  • If you share your reads via our Tumblr site, you are officially a Reading Hero, and you get entered into a special prize drawing at the end of the summer, just for Reading Heroes.
  • Even better, your recommendations will get shared (anonymously) with other Washington County readers, so share your reads early and often!
  • Our WCCLSreads Tumblr will also feature book recommendations from staff, fellow readers, and other book fun. Share the book love! If you’re on social media, use #wcclsreads to share your favorite summer reading pictures, books, and more.

Events

This summer all WCCLS libraries will have a Summer Reading kick-off event for adults, sometime between June 1 and June 14. Check out our events calendar (www.wccls.org/calendar) for details, and to see all the other great events WCCLS libraries have planned this summer.

We are coming to you!

This summer, WCCLS is coming to you! WCCLS will be out and about in Washington County this summer, where we will be demonstrating our 3M Cloud Library e-book service and meeting with fellow book lovers. Sign-up for the adult summer reading program and watch our emails for details. We would love to say hello to you!

Prizes

Every two weeks, starting June 15th, WCCLS will be drawing from all adult summer reading participants for prizes! Participants will have a chance to win one of many WCCLS Reads-themed tote bags, travel mugs, or Powell's gift cards. At the end of the summer, we will have a special prize drawing just for our Reading Heroes – these participants have a chance to win one of four tablets or one of eight special Reading Hero packs, filled with fun essentials for book lovers.

 

WCCLS wishes to thank several community partners who have contributed to the WCCLS Summer Reading for Adults program this year, including 3M Cloud Library, The Oregonian, El Hispanic News, PQ Monthly and KUIK 1360 radio.

 

The Washington County Cooperative Library Services (WCCLS) includes: Banks Public Library, Beaverton City Library, Beaverton City Library @ Murray Scholls, Cedar Mill Community Library, Cedar Mill Community Library @ Bethany, Cornelius Public Library, Forest Grove City Library, Garden Home Community Library, Hillsboro Public Libraries (Main and Shute Park), North Plains Public Library, Sherwood Public Library, Tigard Public Library, Tualatin Public Library, and West Slope Community Library. Two specialty libraries are also a part of the Cooperatives library card service — the Oregon College of Art & Craft and the Tuality Health Education Resource Center.