Adults - Groundbreaking Reads

Summer’s the time for reading! Rediscover your library during the WCCLS Adult Summer Reading program from June 1st through August 31st.

This year’s countywide Adult Summer Reading program features best-selling author Cheryl Strayed. In addition to attending her performance, you can mix and mingle with like-minded adults during your local library’s Adult Summer Reading events, find great new books to read, and share your reviews in the WCCLS catalog. Model the love of reading for the children in your life. Summer Reading is a family event!

Learn more:

An Evening with Cheryl StrayedRegister for PrizesRead Great Books

Review books you read in the WCCLS catalog

Thanks to our Adult Summer Reading prize donors and sponsors!


An Evening with Cheryl Strayed

Best-Selling Author Cheryl Strayed

Join your Washington County friends and neighbors for an evening with Cheryl Strayed, best-selling author of Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail. Wild won the 2013 Oregon Book Awards' Readers Choice Award.

Wednesday, June 26th at 7:30 p.m.
Southridge High School Auditorium
9625 SW 125th Ave., Beaverton (map)

Please note:
• Doors open at 7:00 p.m.
• Seating is limited, and on a first-come, first-served basis
• This program is recommended for adults and presented only in English

About Cheryl Strayed
Cheryl Strayed is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Wild, a memorable account of her solo adventure along the Pacific Crest Trail. She is also the author of the New York Times bestseller Tiny Beautiful Things, and the novel Torch. Wild was chosen by Oprah's Book Club 2.0 and optioned for film by Reese Witherspoon's production company, Pacific Standard. Strayed has written the "Dear Sugar" column on since March 2010. Her writing has appeared in The Best American Essays, The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post Magazine, Vogue, Allure, and others. Her books have been translated into 26 languages around the world.


WCCLS member libraries also have scheduled events for Summer Reading. See those here.


Register for Prizes

Registration for Adult Summer Reading is now closed.

Prize winners will be drawn from the list of people who registered for the WCCLS Adult Summer Reading. You must be 18 years or older and have a WCCLS library card in good standing to sign up for Adult Summer Reading. Library employees, board members and their families are ineligible to win prizes.

By registering, you are eligible to win one of the following prizes:

PrizeDonor or Sponsor
Two nights stay for 2 at the Sylvia Beach HotelSylvia Beach Hotel
Season tickets for the 2013/2014 Portland Arts and Lectures seriesLiterary Arts
A $200 gift certificate for Sunriver ResortFriends of the Tualatin Public Library
A $150 gift certificate for Higgins RestaurantMetro West Ambulance
One of two 2013 season tickets for 2 at the Beaverton Civic TheatreBeaverton Civic Theatre
A $70 gift certificate to Broadway Rose TheaterFriends of the Tigard Public Library
A $50 gift certificate to Café AllegroFriends of the Tigard Public Library
One of two $50 gift certificates to Powell's BooksFriends of the Sherwood Public Library
One of two $50 gift cards for Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation DistrictCedar Mill Community Library Association
One pastel landscape painting, Clouds 1, painted by Pat GerlachPat Gerlach, Artist
One introductory adult climbing lesson plus one month free membership at Stoneworks Climbing GymStoneworks Climbing Gym


Great Books

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Review Books in the WCCLS Catalog

To create a book review click on the link under the picture of the book cover in our catalog. The link says the number of reviews, as in the image below, or will say 'Write a review'.

If there are already reviews you will be presented with the current reviews and a link above and below that says 'Add a review for this!'

Register or Review Anonymously

You can register an e-mail address which will allow you to keep track of your reviews or you can post anonymously.

Wait for Review

Once you’ve submitted your review it will be sent to a WCCLS library where staff will check to see that it does not violate our terms of service. This can take a little while but your review will show up in a bit.

Thank you for participating.


Thank you to this year's prize donors and sponsors!